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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.

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

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

Sicario ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlist... Read more

Sicario (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted... 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

Dope (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

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

7/10
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg

The deeply eccentric Roy Anderssons meticulously mounted comic sketches move from historic fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as he muses on human... Read more