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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.

My Brother the Devil (2012)

6.6/10
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Starring: Said Taghmaoui, James Floyd, Fady Elsayed

Authentic British urban drama written and directed by Sally El Hosaini, in which two teenage brothers have to face their prejudices head on if they ar... Read more

Moneyball (Blu-ray) (2011)

7.6/10
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

The true story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's attempt to field a successful baseball team after a 2001 playoff loss to the Yankees... Read more

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

7.3/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Naoto Takenaka, Eita , Hikari Mitsushima, Ebizo Ichikawa, Munetaka...

Directed by Takashi Miike ("13 Assassins"), this remake of the 1962 film "Harakiri" relates the story of a mysterious samurai who arrives at the doors... Read more

The Bridge: Series 1 (2011)

8.6/10
Starring: Kim Bodnia, Sofia Helin

A woman's body is dumped in the middle of the Oresund Bridge - right on the border between Sweden and Denmark. What at first looks like one murder, tu... Read more

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

7.8/10
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel

Winner of the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" is an engrossing crime drama from the celebrated director of "Cl... Read more

The Raid (2011)

7.6/10
Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Donny Alamsyah, Tegar Satrya, Pierre Gruno, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetap...

A.k.a. "The Raid: Redemption". Innovative martial arts action marks this Indonesian thriller about a young SWAT recruit (Iko Uwais) fighting to stay a... Read more

Adventure Time: Season 1 (2010)

8.6/10
Starring: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada

A.k.a. "Adventure Time with Finn & Jake". Want to know what time it is?! It's DVD watching time with Finn and Jake - two of the coolest heroes ever to... Read more

13 Assassins (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya, Takayuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike's remake of the 1963 Japanese film delivers a bravado period action piece set at the end of Japan's feudal era.... Read more

Submarine (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige

Young Oliver Tate's coming of age is coming even sooner than expected. Prone to daydreaming, listening to French crooners, and indulging other self-ab... Read more

About Elly (2009)

8.1/10
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Z...

From Asghar Farhadi, director of the acclaimed "A Separation", comes a gripping tale of secrets and lies amongst a tight-knit group of friends holiday... Read more