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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.

Good Time (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Benny Safdie

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through t... Read more

The Beguiled (2017)

6.3/10
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Oona L...

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female South... Read more

The Beguiled (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.3/10
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Oona L...

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female South... Read more

A Ghost Story (2017)

6.9/10
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. Read more

American Gods: Season 1 (2017)

8.1/10
Starring: Crispin Glover, Gillian Anderson, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber,...

Based on the international best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods follows Shadow Moon as he embarks on a road trip across America with the e... Read more

Elle (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. Read more

A Woman's Life (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Stephane Brize
Starring: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau

A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life i... Read more

Lady Macbeth (2016)

6.9/10
Director: William Oldroyd
Starring: Christopher Fairbank, Paul Hilton, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis

In rural England, 1865, a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age. Read more

The Lost City of Z (2016)

6.6/10
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland

At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advance... Read more

The Lost City of Z (Blu-Ray) (2016)

6.6/10
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland

At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advance... Read more