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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.

Paterson (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Writer-director Jim Jarmusch often explores existential themes, but theyve perhaps never been so beautifully unadorned as they are in Paterson, a dec... 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

Tehran Taxi (2015)

Director: Jafar Panahi
Starring: Jafar Panahi

The great Iranian director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) has never let being barred from filmmaking stop him. For the third time since the ban wa... Read more

Carol ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Micha...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

The Assassin ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

6.3/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the most visual a poet of human existence to have ever made movies, has been working for almost a decade to produc... Read more

The Assassin (2015)

6.3/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the most visual a poet of human existence to have ever made movies, has been working for almost a decade to produc... Read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Blu-ray) (2015)

7.3/10
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant

higher class of hero Henry Cavill stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchies action adventure The Ma... Read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

7.3/10
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant

higher class of hero Henry Cavill stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's action adventure The Man... Read more

Dope (Blu-ray) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Shameik Moore

Looking for a comedy that's just energetic and goofy and flat-out fun? Keep an eye out for Dope, which manages to put a lighthearted spin on the adve... Read more