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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.

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

7.8/10
Director: Roger Mainwood
Starring: Simon Day, Peter Wight, Luke Treadaway, Roger Allam, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbe...

The true story of British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs's parents, Ethel and Ernest, two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraor... 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

C'est La Vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017)

6.9/10
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Suzanne Clement, Gilles Lellouche, Judith Ch...

When a luxury wedding celebration in a 17th-century French castle gets terribly out of control, waiters and photographers witness a monstrosity. Read more

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Robert John Burke, Topher Grace, Ashlie Atkinson, Adam Driver, Rya...

From Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. Its the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first Afri... Read more

BlacKkKlansman (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Robert John Burke, Topher Grace, Ashlie Atkinson, Adam Driver, Rya...

From Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. Its the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first Afri... Read more

Incredibles 2 (2018)

8.1/10
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Catherine Keener, Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, John Ratzenberger, Samuel L Jack...

While the Parr family has accepted its collective calling as superheroes, the fact remains that their special heroism is still illegal. After they are... Read more

Incredibles 2 (Blu-Ray) (2018)

8.1/10
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Catherine Keener, Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, John Ratzenberger, Samuel L Jack...

While the Parr family has accepted its collective calling as superheroes, the fact remains that their special heroism is still illegal. After they are... Read more

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

8/10
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Wes Bentley, Sean Harris,...

Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Ap... Read more

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Blu-Ray) (2018)

8/10
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Wes Bentley, Sean Harris,...

Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Ap... Read more

The Rider (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Chloe Zhao
Starring: Brady Jandreu, Mooney , Tim Jandreu, Lilly Jandreu

After a riding accident leaves him unable to compete on the rodeo circuit, a young cowboy searches for a new purpose. Read more