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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

The Tree of Life ( Blu-ray ) (2011)

6.8/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, this complex and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition stars Brad Pitt as the patriarch of a M... 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 Skin I Live In (2011)

7.6/10
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo

Marked by his typically twisted storyline and skewed eroticism, this kinky thriller from writer/director Pedro Almodovar stars Antonio Banderas as a n... Read more

The Tree of Life (2011)

6.8/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, this complex and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition stars Brad Pitt as the patriarch of a M... Read more

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

8.1/10
Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Maria Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Wagner Moura

Exciting sequel to 2007's "Elite Squad" finds recently promoted Lt. Col. Nascimento (Wagner Moura) in charge of a special operations squad in Rio de J... Read more

The Last Circus (2010)

6.6/10
Director: Alex De La Iglesia
Starring: Manuel Tallafe, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang

Director Alex de la Iglesia presents this twisted tale of love and revenge set in a 1970s Spanish circus. Javier, a Sad Clown, finds work in a circus... Read more

Shutter Island (2010)

8.1/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Elias Koteas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Mich...

In 1954, US Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio in superb form) has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insan... Read more

Shutter Island ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

8.1/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Elias Koteas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Mich...

In 1954, US Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio in superb form) has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insan... Read more