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.

Dune (2021)

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard...

A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny b... Read more

Nitram (2021)

Director: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia, Essie Davis

Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred. Read more

Lamb (2021)

Starring: Noomi Rapace

A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much j... Read more

Girls Can't Surf (2020)

Director: Christopher Nelius

It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the j... Read more

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)


Inseparable best friends and cousins Autumn and Skylar precariously navigate the vulnerability of female adolescence in rural Pennsylvania. When Autum... Read more

Bye Bye Morons (2020)

Director: Albert Dupontel
Starring: Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel, Nicolas Marie, Jackie Berroyer

A seriously-ill woman tries to find her long-lost child with the help of a man in the middle of a burnout and a blind archivist. Read more

Herself (2020)

Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Molly McCann, Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O'Hara

The story of an Irish mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Read more

The Painter And The Thief (2020)

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care,... Read more

Downhill (2020)

Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Starring: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their... Read more

Waves (2019)

Director: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces th... Read more