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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.

Carol (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lac...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Carol ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Micha...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Spotlight (2015)

8.1/10
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Joh...

Led by Walter Robby Robinson the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe known as Spotlight pride themselves on their relentless ded... Read more

Spotlight ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

8.1/10
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Joh...

Led by Walter Robby Robinson the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe known as Spotlight pride themselves on their relentless ded... Read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

7.3/10
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant

higher class of hero Henry Cavill stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchies action adventure The Ma... 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

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

Mommy (2014)

8.1/10
Director: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilan, Suzanne Clement, Patrick Huard

French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan was 25 when he delivered his fifth feature to Cannes in 2014. What's truly precocious is the power of the exub... Read more

The Dark Horse (2014)

7.5/10
Director: James Napier Robertson
Starring: Cliff Curtis, Miriama McDowell, Kirk Torrance, James Rolleston, Barry Te Hira, X...

Directed with assurance and sensitivity by James Napier Roberston, The Dark Horse stars Cliff Curtis in a performance of extraordinary tenderness and... Read more

True Detective: Season 1 (2014)

9/10
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kit...

In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) are brought in to revisit a homicide cas... Read more