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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.

Herself (2020)

7/10
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

The Empty Man (2020)

5.7/10
Starring: James Badge Dale

On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity. Read more

Downhill (2020)

4.8/10
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

First Cow (Blu-ray) (2019)

7.2/10
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seek... Read more

First Cow (2019)

7.1/10
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seek... Read more

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (2019)

8/10
Director: Ric Burns
Starring: Oliver Sacks

The life and career of the renowned neurologist and author, Dr. Oliver Sacks. Read more

The Boys: Season 1 (2019)

8.7/10
Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott

The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought Intern... Read more

The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

6.9/10
Director: Yi'nan Diao
Starring: Ge Hu

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. Read more

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

6.7/10
Director: Alexandre O Philippe
Starring: Veronica Cartwright, Roger Corman

Memory: The Origins of Alien explores the origins of director Ridley Scott's works on the Alien franchise. The film includes original story notes, rej... Read more