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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 Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2017)

6.9/10
Director: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
Starring: Isabel Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo

A mysterious and wealthy woman hires a lonely nurse named Clara to be the nanny of her soon-to-be born child. When a full moon brings about the birth... 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

Kiwi Christmas (2017)

5.2/10
Director: Tony Simpson
Starring: Kari Vaananen, Sia Trokenheim, Xavier Horan, Luca Andrews, June Bishop, Samuel C...

Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to f... Read more

Hereditary (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Hereditary (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Tully (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Mackenzie Davis

Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about t... Read more

Upgrade (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... Read more

Lucky (2017)

7.4/10
Director: John Carroll Lynch
Starring: David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr, Harry Dean Stanton, James Darren, Ron Livingston, Tom...

A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive en... Read more

Upgrade (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... Read more

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

8.7/10
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Rober...

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all si... Read more