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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.

My Scientology Movie (2015)

6.7/10
Director: John Dower
Starring: Louis Theroux

Following a long fascination with the religion, and with a lot of experience dealing with eccentric human behaviour, incomparable British broadcaster... Read more

Victoria (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Sebastian Schipper
Starring: Frederick Lau, Laia Costa, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff

An after-midnight flirtation on the streets of Berlin gets thrillingly side-tracked by another chase entirely. Filmed in a single real-time take, its... 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 Assassin ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

6.3/10
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Chang Chen, Shu Qi

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

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

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

7.8/10
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkw... 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