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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.

Lucky (2017)

7.4/10
Director: John Carroll Lynch
Starring: David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr, Harry Dean Stanton, James Darren, Ron Livingston, Tom...

A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive en... Read more

Upgrade (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... Read more

The Square (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, Annica Liljeblad, Christ...

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good cau... Read more

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

8.7/10
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Rober...

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all si... Read more

Avengers: Infinity War (Blu-ray) (2018)

8.7/10
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Rober...

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all si... Read more

The Death of Stalin (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Dermot Crowley, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Karl Johnson, Michael Palin, Steve...

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Am... Read more

Isle of Dogs (2018)

8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Akira Takayama, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Courtney B Vance, Edw...

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alon... Read more

Isle of Dogs (Blu-ray) (2018)

8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Akira Takayama, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Courtney B Vance, Edw...

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alon... Read more

Mary and the Witch's Flower (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Ewen Bremner, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Lynda Baron, Morwenna Banks

Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blos... Read more

Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Ewen Bremner, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Lynda Baron, Morwenna Banks

Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blos... Read more