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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.

McKellen: Playing the Part (2017)

8.9/10
Director: Joe Stephenson
Starring: Ian McKellen

Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Read more

RBG (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture ic... Read more

First Man (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schrei...

A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. E... Read more

Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2017)

7.2/10
Starring: Paula Blanco, Etna Campillo, Laia Artigas

Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother's apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although he... Read more

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Frank Pavich
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky

Among cineastes, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious - and failed - attempt to make a movie based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel "Dune" in the... Read more

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

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

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

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