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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.

Grandma (2015)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Ellio...

Lily Tomlins no cuddly movie granny in this richly loaded comedy of inter-generational female camaraderie  and exasperation. Shes just sent her you... Read more

Sicario ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlist... Read more

Sicario (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road (Black and Chrome Edition) (2015)

8.1/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Ro... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

8.1/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Ro... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

8.1/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Ro... Read more

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

7/10
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring: Mozhan Marno, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Sheila Vand

Ana Lily Amirpour's debut is set in the fictitious locale of Bad City, in which The Girl, a sassy loner who roams the streets on a skateboard she stol... Read more

Force Majeure (2014)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Clara Wettergren, Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Me...

Cannes observers were stunned that this provocative and improbably entertaining new film by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wasn't selected for competi... Read more

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ( Blu-ray ) (3D) (2014)

7.6/10
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-Mc...

Picking up roughly ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the humans are near extinction. The simian flu has wiped everyone but... Read more

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.6/10
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-Mc...

Picking up roughly ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the humans are near extinction. The simian flu has wiped everyone but... Read more