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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.

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

Paterson ( Blu-ray ) (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

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

Hacksaw Ridge ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

8.2/10
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, An...

Directed by Mel Gibson and with 9 AACTA award wins and 3 Golden Globe nominations, this Australian production is an extraordinary true story. Desmond... Read more

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

8.2/10
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, An...

Directed by Mel Gibson and with 9 AACTA award wins and 3 Golden Globe nominations, this Australian production is an extraordinary true story. Desmond... Read more

Raw (2015)

7/10
Director: Julia Ducournau
Starring: Ella Rumpf, Garance Marillier

Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary... 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

Tanna ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

6.9/10
Director: Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
Starring: Marie Wawa, Mungau Dain, Marceline Rofit, Chief Charlie Kahla

Tanna, an extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world's last true tribal societies. It is the f... Read more

High-Rise ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

5.6/10
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans

Tom Hiddleston stars as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech skyscraper whose lofty location places him among... Read more

High-Rise (2015)

5.6/10
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans

The brutalism begins with the architecture and extends all the way down to the residents in Ben Wheatleys High-Rise, a flashy adaptation of J.G. Ba... Read more