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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.

Tanna (2015)

6.9/10
Director: Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
Starring: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit, Chief Charlie Kahla

Filmed pre-Cyclone Pam on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, this stunningly photographed film tells the star-crossed story of Wawa, a young woman who ha... Read more

Tale of Tales (2015)

6.4/10
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin, Tob...

Salma Hayek eating a serpents heart; Toby Jones cuddling a giant flea. Python meets Pasolini in this horrific, hilarious  and very grown up  fairy... Read more

Tale of Tales (Blu-ray) (2015)

6.4/10
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin, Tob...

Salma Hayek eating a serpents heart; Toby Jones cuddling a giant flea. Python meets Pasolini in this horrific, hilarious  and very grown up  fairy... Read more

Only the Dead (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware

When the invasion of Iraq ended no one knew what was to come. In the midst of the celebrations, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the most vicious of Al Qaeda lea... Read more

Tangerine (2015)

7.1/10
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

It's Christmas Eve in West Hollywood. Two transgender prostitute BFF's talk trash and storm the LA streets in this R-rated comedy of infidelity, retri... Read more

Theeb (2014)

7.2/10

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous dese... Read more

The Belier Family (2014)

Director: Eric Lartigau
Starring: Karin Viard, Francois Damiens, Louane Emera, Eric Elmosnino, Roxane Duran

For the Béliers their sixteen-year-old daughter Paula is a vital member of their eccentric clan. As the only non-deaf member of the family she acts as... Read more

It Follows ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

6.8/10
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto

For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter sh... Read more

It Follows (2014)

6.8/10
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Maika Monroe

For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter sh... Read more

The Theory of Everything ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.7/10
Director: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David...

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist S... Read more