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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.

Mother! (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more

Mother! (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more

The Big Sick (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Michael Showalter
Starring: Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon b... Read more

American Gods: Season 1 (2017)

8.1/10
Starring: Crispin Glover, Gillian Anderson, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber,...

Based on the international best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods follows Shadow Moon as he embarks on a road trip across America with the e... Read more

A Woman's Life (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Stephane Brize
Starring: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau

A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life i... Read more

My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) (2016)

7.8/10
Director: Claude Barras
Starring: Ellen Page, Will Forte, Nick Offerman

After his mothers sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other or... Read more

Loving (2016)

7/10
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Marton Csokas, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Ruth Negga

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols ('Mud'), 'Loving' celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mi... Read more

Aquarius (2016)

7.6/10
Director: Kleber Mendonca Filho
Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Clara (Sonia Braga - "Kiss of the Spider Woman"), a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Reci... 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 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