Latest Staff Picks

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.

Corpus Christi (2019)

Director: Jan Komasa

Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has n... Read more

Monos (2019)

Director: Alejandro Landes
Starring: Julianne Nicholson

On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow. Read more

The Boys: Season 1 (2019)

Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott

The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought Intern... Read more

Queen and Slim (2019)

Director: Melina Matsoukas
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith

A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. Read more

The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

Director: Yi'nan Diao
Starring: Ge Hu

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. Read more

The Farewell (2019)

Director: Lulu Wang
Starring: Awkwafina Nora Lum, Tzi Ma

Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn't... Read more

Chernobyl (2019)

Director: Johan Renck
Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con...

Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986... Read more

Succession (Season 1) (2018)

Starring: Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Sarah Sn...

The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps... Read more

Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies (2018)


A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who,... Read more

Skate Kitchen (2018)

Director: Crystal Moselle

A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City. Read more