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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.

Celia (2018)

8.2/10
Director: Amanda Millar

Amanda Millar’s moving documentary celebrates the enduring legacy of Celia Lashlie, a passionate advocate for social interventions that equipped those... Read more

The Chaperone (2018)

6.9/10
Director: Michael Engler
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Miranda Otto, Elizabeth McGovern, Blythe Danner, Campbell S...

Louise Brooks is a rebellious 15-year-old schoolgirl who dreams of fame and fortune in the early 1920s. She soon gets her chance when she travels to N... Read more

Border (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Ali Abbasi
Starring: Sten Ljunggren, Rakel Warmlander

Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when... Read more

Destroyer (2018)

6.2/10
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford,...

As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert -- with tragic results. Bell continues to work as a detective... Read more

Hotel Mumbai (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Anthony Maras
Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jaso...

Terror strikes in the heart of Mumbai, India, as members of Lashkar-e-Taiba storm the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in a series of coordinated attacks throug... Read more

Hotel Mumbai (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Anthony Maras
Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jaso...

Terror strikes in the heart of Mumbai, India, as members of Lashkar-e-Taiba storm the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in a series of coordinated attacks throug... Read more

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Barry Jenkins
Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Brian Ty...

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonz... Read more

Cold War (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Jeanne Balibar, Cedric Kahn

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Se... Read more

Cold War (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Jeanne Balibar, Cedric Kahn

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Se... Read more

Capharnaum / Capernaum (2018)

Director: Nadine Labaki
Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Nadine Labaki

After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-ol... Read more