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The films listed below are Alice's Latest Staff Picks, finding their way into this category generally as a result of agreement between staff that they have real merit for one reason or another. Most titles represent a safe choice for those that find choosing a film difficult or are bewildered by Alice's depth and breadth... For personal Staff Picks, you are cordially invited to take a journey into the mind's eye of Alice's movie mavens by clicking on the 'Staff Favourites' link (stage left). Click on the Alice Guide of your choice, and take an ushered journey through the looking glass and into their personal cinematic wonderland.

Thelma (2017)

7.7/10
Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are... Read more

The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula

Khaled, a Syrian refugee stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikström is a traveling salesman who wins big at a poker table and buys him... Read more

The Square (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, Annica Liljeblad, Christ...

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good cau... Read more

Good Time (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Benny Safdie

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through t... Read more

A Ghost Story (2017)

6.9/10
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. Read more

The Mummy (2017)

5.5/10
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Courtney B Vance, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Sof...

Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner... Read more

Elle (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. Read more

Lady Macbeth (2016)

6.9/10
Director: William Oldroyd
Starring: Christopher Fairbank, Paul Hilton, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis

In rural England, 1865, a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age. Read more

The Lost City of Z (2016)

6.6/10
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland

At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advance... Read more

The Lost City of Z (Blu-Ray) (2016)

6.6/10
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland

At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advance... Read more