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Latest Staff Picks

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.

The Favourite (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss,...

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies... Read more

Shoplifters (2018)

8.1/10
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested,... Read more

Mission to the Sun (2018)

Director: Daniel M Smith

A look at NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which launched its mission to explore the sun in August 2018. Read more

Climax (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Sofia Boutella

When members of a dance troupe are lured to an empty school, drug-laced sangria causes their jubilant rehearsal to descend into a dark and explosive n... Read more

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Sonya Pemberton

A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive inta... Read more

Zoe (2018)

6.1/10
Director: Drake Doremus
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, Theo James, Rashida Jones, Christina Aguilera, Miran...

Two colleagues at a research lab work to improve and perfect romantic relationships. A story about how synthetic humans can feel and even love, and ho... Read more

Dying to Live (2018)

5.6/10
Director: Richard Todd

Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs in Austr... Read more

Beautiful Boy (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Starring: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, Timothy...

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete, and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic's addic... Read more

RBG (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture ic... Read more

Love, Simon (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Greg Berlanti
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's... Read more