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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.

Beirut (2018)

6.4/10
Director: Brad Anderson
Starring: Larry Pine, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Mark Pellegrino, Jon Hamm, Dean Norris

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsibl... Read more

Mom and Dad (2018)

5.5/10
Director: Brian Taylor
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair

A teenage girl and her little brother try to survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently... Read more

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

You Were Never Really Here (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

7.7/10
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Aleksey Rozin, Maryana Spivak, Matvei Novikov

Still living under the same roof, the Moscow couple of Boris and Zhenya is in the terrible final stages of a bitter divorce. Under those circumstances... 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

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Robin Campillo
Starring: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Adele Haenel, Arnaud Valois, Antoine Reinartz, Felix Mar...

Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indiffere... Read more

Mother! (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more

Mother! (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more