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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.

Swiss Army Man (2016)

7/10
Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to en... 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

The Witch ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lu...

A Puritan family in 1630 New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession in this superbly crafted immersion in perio... Read more

The Witch (2015)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lu...

A Puritan family in 1630 New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession in this superbly crafted immersion in perio... Read more

Son of Saul (2015)

7.5/10
Director: Laszlo Nemes
Starring: Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn

Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in th... Read more

Only the Dead (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware

When the invasion of Iraq ended no one knew what was to come. In the midst of the celebrations, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the most vicious of Al Qaeda lea... Read more

The End of the Tour (2015)

7.3/10
Director: James Ponsoldt
Starring: Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel

This love song to the art of conversation is about a Rolling Stone journalist, David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) who is infatuated with the novelist Davi... Read more

Theeb (2014)

7.2/10

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous dese... Read more

Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Yi'nan Diao

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murd... Read more

Whiplash (2014)

8.5/10
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Paul Reiser, J K Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist

A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who... Read more