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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 Hero (2017)

6.5/10
Director: Brett Haley
Starring: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Lee Hayden is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smokin... Read more

Alive: David Attenborough's Natural History Museum (Blu-ray) (2014)

7.1/10
Starring: David Attenborough

In a tale of discovery, adventure and magic, join David Attenborough on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London As the do... Read more

I, Tonya (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Bojana Novakovic, Sebastian...

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world come... Read more

I, Tonya (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Bojana Novakovic, Sebastian...

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world come... Read more

The Shape of Water (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: David Hewlett, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Mich...

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes fore... Read more

The Shape of Water (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: David Hewlett, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Mich...

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes fore... Read more

No Ordinary Sheila (2017)

8.7/10
Director: Hugh Macdonald

Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of New Zealands nature and history. Read more

The Florida Project (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Christopher Rivera, Aiden Malik, Josie Olivo

On the shabby grounds of an Orlando budget hotel, youngsters Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), Scooty (Christopher Rivera), and Jacey (Valeria Cotto) are lef... Read more

Behind the Candelabra (Blu-ray) (2013)

7/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakul...

The final decade in the flamboyant, albeit closeted, life of phenomenally popular entertainer Liberace (Michael Douglas) is recounted in this Emmy-win... Read more

Limitless (Blu-ray) (2011)

7.4/10
Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Anna Friel, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Bradley Cooper, Johnny Whitworth

Struggling New York City writer Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) begins taking a drug that promises to give him access to 100% of his brain's power. Morra... Read more