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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.

Phantom Thread (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Gina McKee, Vicky Krieps, Brian Gleeson

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at t... Read more

Phantom Thread (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Gina McKee, Vicky Krieps

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at t... Read more

Loving Vincent (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: John Sessions, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen Mc...

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's fina... Read more

City of Ghosts (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Matthew Heineman

A documentary that follows the efforts of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their home... Read more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

8.2/10
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town... Read more

I, Tonya (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Bojana Novakovic, Sebastian...

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world come... Read more

I, Tonya (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Bojana Novakovic, Sebastian...

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world come... Read more

The Shape of Water (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: David Hewlett, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Mich...

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes fore... Read more

The Shape of Water (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: David Hewlett, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Mich...

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes fore... Read more

No Ordinary Sheila (2017)

8.7/10
Director: Hugh Macdonald

Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of New Zealands nature and history. Read more