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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.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

6.5/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penel...

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dea... Read more

Murder on the Orient Express (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.5/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penel...

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dea... Read more

Detroit (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Hannah Murray, Jason...

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Pol... Read more

Detroit (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Hannah Murray, Jason...

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Pol... Read more

Tickled (Blu-ray) (2016)

7.6/10
Director: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Starring: David Farrier

After stumbling upon a bizarre "competitive endurance tickling" video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Far... Read more

Money Monster (Blu-ray) (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Giancarlo Esposito, Julia Roberts, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

Having to ride herd on insufferable TV Wall Street pundit Lee Gates (George Clooney) always tested the skill and patience of his show producer Patty F... Read more

Your Name (2016)

8.4/10
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Starring: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Ryo Narita, Mone Kamishiraishi

Mitsuha is the daughter of the mayor of a small mountain town. She's a straightforward high school girl who lives with her sister and her grandmother... Read more

Tickled (2016)

7.6/10
Director: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Starring: David Farrier

After stumbling upon a bizarre "competitive endurance tickling" video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Far... Read more

Mustang (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Starring: Tugba Sunguroglu, Doga Zeynap Doguslu, Gunes Sensoy, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan

While it begins in a burst of lyrical exuberance with schoolchildren frolicking in surf, this knockout first feature from Deniz Gamze Ergüven builds i... Read more

Tehran Taxi (2015)

Director: Jafar Panahi
Starring: Jafar Panahi

The great Iranian director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) has never let being barred from filmmaking stop him. For the third time since the ban wa... Read more