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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

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Frank Pavich
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky

Among cineastes, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious - and failed - attempt to make a movie based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel "Dune" in the... Read more

Searching (2018)

7.9/10
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to se... Read more

Searching (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.9/10
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to se... Read more

Leave No Trace (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact... Read more

Spitfire (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Ant Palmer, David Fairhead
Starring: Charles Dance

The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II. Read more

Funny Cow (2017)

6.4/10
Director: Adrian Shergold
Starring: Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Lindsey Coulson, Maxine Peake, Ste...

A comedian uses her own troubled past as material in her stand-up comedy routine, as she tries to break into the comedy circuit by playing Northern En... Read more

The Wife (2017)

8.3/10
Director: Bjorn Runge
Starring: Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Harry Lloyd,...

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And... Read more

Mandy (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Starring: Bill Duke, Linus Roache, Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Brake, Ned De...

In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely... Read more

Mandy (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Starring: Bill Duke, Linus Roache, Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Brake, Ned De...

In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely... Read more