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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.

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: Bob Dylan, James Coburn, Jason Robards, Katy Jurado, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Co...

Romantic, mythic version of the changing West, James Coburn stars as Pat Garrett, the former outlaw who has put on a badge to work for the cattlemen a... Read more

Trafic ( Blu-Ray ) (1972)

7.2/10
Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Marcel Fraval, Maria Kimberly, Jacques Tati

In Jacques Tatis Trafic, the bumbling Monsieur Hulot, kitted out as always with tan raincoat, beaten brown hat, and umbrella, takes to Pariss highwa... Read more

Trafic (1972)

7.2/10
Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Jacques Tati, Maria Kimberly, Marcel Fraval

AKA 'Traffic'. Jacques Tati's fifth and final feature, a laugh-filled look at modern society and the automobile, captures the absurdities of human beh... Read more

Family Life (1971)

7.8/10
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Alan MacNaughton, Sandy Ratcliff, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney

When 19 year-old Janice falls pregnant, her horrified parents force her to have an abortion, which throws the traumatised Janice into a tailspin of se... Read more

Paint Your Wagon (1969)

6.7/10
Director: Joshua Logan
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Lee Marvin

Musical set during the gold rush days in California features Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood as prospectors who share a wife (Jean Seberg) whom they pur... Read more

Kes (1969)

7.9/10
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher

A charming, caring chronicle of the boyhood experiences of Billy, a Northern England miner's son who finds an injured Kestrel and nurses it back to he... Read more

Loves of a Blonde ( A Blonde In Love ) (1965)

7.7/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Hanna Brejchova, Vladimir Pucholt, Vladimir Mensik

Milos Forman's great comedy is an acute satire of Czech daily life. The film focuses on the relationship of a factory girl and a touring piano player.... Read more

The End of Summer (1961)

6.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Ganjiro Nakamura, Yoko Tsukasa

Aka "Early Autumn". The penultimate film by Yasujiro Ozu examines the difficulties faced by the Kohayagawa family as they struggle to adapt their trad... Read more

Spartacus ( Blu-ray ) (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, T...

Director Stanley Kubrick directed this tale of the slave rebellion that took place in 71 B.C., led by the famous and indomitable gladiator, Spartacus,... Read more

Spartacus (1960)

7.9/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, T...

Director Stanley Kubrick directed this tale of the slave rebellion that took place in 71 B.C., led by the famous and indomitable gladiator, Spartacus,... Read more