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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.

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

Westworld: Season 1 (2016)

8.9/10
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Evan...

The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of... Read more

Toni Erdmann (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Maren Ade
Starring: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death o... Read more

Hounds of Love (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Ben Young
Starring: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry

In 1987, murderous couple John and Evelyn roam the streets of Perth, Australia, searching for their latest victim. Fate leads them to Vicki Maloney, a... Read more

Equity (2016)

5.5/10
Director: Meera Menon
Starring: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy

Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) dons power suits to star in a female-centric thriller set on Wall Street& Equity is a smart thriller set in the corporate wor... Read more

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Morgan Neville
Starring: Yo-Yo Ma

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade r... Read more

The Witch ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lu...

A Puritan family in 1630 New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession in this superbly crafted immersion in perio... Read more

The Witch (2015)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lu...

A Puritan family in 1630 New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession in this superbly crafted immersion in perio... Read more

Tale of Tales (2015)

6.4/10
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin, Tob...

Salma Hayek eating a serpents heart; Toby Jones cuddling a giant flea. Python meets Pasolini in this horrific, hilarious  and very grown up  fairy... Read more