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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.

Free Solo (2018)

8.4/10
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 ft high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he... Read more

White Boy Rick (2018)

6.5/10
Director: Yann Demange
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Ro...

Rick Wershe is a single father who's struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. Wershe sells guns ill... Read more

White Boy Rick (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.5/10
Director: Yann Demange
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Ro...

Rick Wershe is a single father who's struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. Wershe sells guns ill... Read more

Annihilation (2018)

6.9/10
Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novo...

A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone but does not find what she's expecti... Read more

Annihilation (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.9/10
Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novo...

A biologist's husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone but does not find what she's expecti... Read more

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

7/10
Director: Boots Riley
Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, David Cross, Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Terry Crews, Danny G...

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magica... Read more

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Sonya Pemberton

A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive inta... Read more

Zoe (2018)

6.1/10
Director: Drake Doremus
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, Theo James, Rashida Jones, Christina Aguilera, Miran...

Two colleagues at a research lab work to improve and perfect romantic relationships. A story about how synthetic humans can feel and even love, and ho... Read more

Dying to Live (2018)

5.6/10
Director: Richard Todd

Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs in Austr... Read more

Widows (2018)

7.4/10
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell...

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- h... Read more