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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.

Black Panther (2018)

7.4/10
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Danai Jekesai Guri...

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy sudden... Read more

Black Panther (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.4/10
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Danai Jekesai Guri...

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy sudden... Read more

Mom and Dad (2018)

5.5/10
Director: Brian Taylor
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair

A teenage girl and her little brother try to survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently... Read more

Molly's Game (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Kevin Costner, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Jessica Chastain, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Ca...

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before b... Read more

Molly's Game (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Kevin Costner, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Jessica Chastain, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Ca...

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before b... Read more

Phantom Thread (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Gina McKee, Vicky Krieps, Brian Gleeson

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at t... Read more

Phantom Thread (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Gina McKee, Vicky Krieps

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at t... Read more

Loving Vincent (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: John Sessions, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen Mc...

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's fina... Read more

City of Ghosts (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Matthew Heineman

A documentary that follows the efforts of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their home... Read more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

8.2/10
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town... Read more