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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.

Happy End (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Toby Jones, Laura V...

Although a middle-class family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks, they pay little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps... Read more

A Quiet Place (2018)

7.7/10
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Parents do whatever it takes to keep their children and soon to... Read more

A Quiet Place (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.7/10
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Parents do whatever it takes to keep their children and soon to... Read more

Kobi (2017)

8.4/10
Director: Andrea Bossshard, Shane Loader

This warm and humorous doco about Kobi Bosshard, widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, explores his philosophy of... Read more

Loving Vincent (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: John Sessions, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen Mc...

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's fina... Read more

Mountain (Blu-ray) (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Jennifer Peedom
Starring: Willem Dafoe, (narrated by)

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an u... Read more

Game Night (2017)

7/10
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Starring: Michael C Hall, Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Bil...

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and fed... Read more

Game Night (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7/10
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Starring: Michael C Hall, Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Lam...

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and fed... Read more

Lady Bird (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Tracy Letts, Timothee Cha...

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity... Read more

Lady Bird (Blu-ray) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Tracy Letts, Timothee Cha...

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity... Read more