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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.

Elle (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. Read more

The Lost City of Z (Blu-Ray) (2016)

6.6/10
Director: James Gray
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland

At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advance... Read more

Shin Godzilla (2016)

6.7/10
Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

From Hideaki Anno, the mind behind EVANGELION. The King of Monsters receives a terrifying resurgence. It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange f... Read more

Arrival ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

7.9/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Tzi Ma, Michael Stuhlbarg

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to inv... Read more

Arrival (2016)

7.9/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Tzi Ma, Michael Stuhlbarg

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to inv... Read more

45 Years (2015)

7.1/10
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Sam Alexander, Hannah Chambers

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay shared the acting honours at the Berlin Film Festival for their roles as a long-married couple suddenly prompted... Read more

The Lobster (2015)

7.1/10
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: John C Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, Ashley J...

In the world of Yorgos Lanthimos wily jet black satire of socially enforced coupledom, single adults are required to find a partner within 45 days or... Read more

Grandma (2015)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Ellio...

Lily Tomlins no cuddly movie granny in this richly loaded comedy of inter-generational female camaraderie  and exasperation. Shes just sent her you... Read more

Sicario ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlist... Read more

Sicario (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted... Read more