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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.

The Assassin (2015)

6.3/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the most visual a poet of human existence to have ever made movies, has been working for almost a decade to produc... Read more

Dope (Blu-ray) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Shameik Moore

Looking for a comedy that's just energetic and goofy and flat-out fun? Keep an eye out for Dope, which manages to put a lighthearted spin on the adve... Read more

Dope (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Shameik Moore

Looking for a comedy that's just energetic and goofy and flat-out fun? Keep an eye out for Dope, which manages to put a lighthearted spin on the adve... Read more

The Final Girls (2015)

6.6/10
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Al...

A bunch of modern day millennials get trapped inside a famous slasher film from the 80s. They soon realize that in order to escape they must fight of... Read more

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

7/10
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg

The deeply eccentric Roy Anderssons meticulously mounted comic sketches move from historic fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as he muses on human... Read more

The Theory of Everything ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.7/10
Director: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David...

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist S... Read more

The Theory of Everything (2014)

7.7/10
Director: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David...

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist S... Read more

The Imitation Game (2014)

8/10
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Danc...

Academy Award-winning (Best Adapted Screenplay) historical drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as British codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turi... Read more

The Imitation Game ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

8/10
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Danc...

Academy Award-winning (Best Adapted Screenplay) historical drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as British codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turi... Read more

Silicon Valley: Season 1 (2014)

8.6/10
Starring: Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin...

From the offbeat minds of Alec Berg and Mike Judge ('Office Space'), 'Silicon Valley' is a comedy series set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Sili... Read more