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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.

Leave No Trace (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober, Dale Dickey

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact... Read more

Spitfire (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Ant Palmer, David Fairhead
Starring: Charles Dance

The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II. Read more

Funny Cow (2017)

6.4/10
Director: Adrian Shergold
Starring: Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Lindsey Coulson, Maxine Peake, Ste...

A comedian uses her own troubled past as material in her stand-up comedy routine, as she tries to break into the comedy circuit by playing Northern En... Read more

The Wife (2017)

8.3/10
Director: Bjorn Runge
Starring: Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Harry Lloyd,...

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And... Read more

Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

7.7/10
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Aleksey Rozin, Maryana Spivak, Matvei Novikov

Still living under the same roof, the Moscow couple of Boris and Zhenya is in the terrible final stages of a bitter divorce. Under those circumstances... Read more

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

7.8/10
Director: Roger Mainwood
Starring: Simon Day, Peter Wight, Luke Treadaway, Roger Allam, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbe...

The true story of British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs's parents, Ethel and Ernest, two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraor... Read more

The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Starring: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula

Khaled, a Syrian refugee stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikström is a traveling salesman who wins big at a poker table and buys him... Read more

C'est La Vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017)

6.9/10
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Suzanne Clement, Gilles Lellouche, Judith Ch...

When a luxury wedding celebration in a 17th-century French castle gets terribly out of control, waiters and photographers witness a monstrosity. Read more

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Robert John Burke, Topher Grace, Ashlie Atkinson, Adam Driver, Rya...

From Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. Its the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first Afri... Read more

BlacKkKlansman (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.8/10
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Robert John Burke, Topher Grace, Ashlie Atkinson, Adam Driver, Rya...

From Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. Its the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first Afri... Read more