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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.

Thelma (2017)

7.7/10
Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are... Read more

My friend Dahmer (2017)

6.3/10
Director: Marc Meyers
Starring: Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Dallas Roberts, Alex Wolff, Ross Lynch

The true, haunting story of young Jeffrey Dahmer -- the shy adolescent in high school who becomes a notorious serial killer years later. Read more

Blue (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Karina Holden
Starring: Karina Holden

The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial sc... Read more

Mother! (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more

Mother! (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... 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

Aquarius (2016)

7.6/10
Director: Kleber Mendonca Filho
Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Clara (Sonia Braga - "Kiss of the Spider Woman"), a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Reci... Read more

The Daughter (Blu-ray) (2015)

6.6/10
Director: Simon Stone
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Miranda Otto, Sam Neill, Paul Schneider, Ewen Leslie, Anna Torv,...

"The Daughter" comes bearing literary cred as a loose adaptation of Ibsens 1884 play The Wild Duck. It trades in a Norwegian backdrop for an econom... Read more

The Daughter (2015)

6.6/10
Director: Simon Stone
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Miranda Otto, Sam Neill, Odessa Young

Drawing together a dream ensemble cast that includes Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto and incendiary teenage newcomer Odessa Young, The Daughter... Read more

Victoria (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Sebastian Schipper
Starring: Frederick Lau, Laia Costa, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff

An after-midnight flirtation on the streets of Berlin gets thrillingly side-tracked by another chase entirely. Filmed in a single real-time take, its... Read more