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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.

Beasts of the Southern Wild ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.3/10
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy,... Read more

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

7.3/10
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy,... Read more

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

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

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Blu-ray) (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Sean Durkin
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Brady Corbet, Elizabeth Olsen, Louisa Kr...

Elizabeth Olsen (in her feature film debut) stars as Martha, a young girl living in a dangerous cult under the oppression of a sadistic leader. She ev... Read more

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Sean Durkin
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Brady Corbet, Elizabeth Olsen, Louisa Kr...

Elizabeth Olsen (in her feature film debut) stars as Martha, a young girl living in a dangerous cult under the oppression of a sadistic leader. She ev... Read more

Take Shelter (2011)

7.4/10
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon

In this unnerving drama, Michael Shannon ("Bug") plays a husband and father who harbours the growing certainty that an apocalyptic event will soon tak... Read more

Norwegian Wood ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

6.4/10
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Kiko Mizuhara, Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi

Set in 1960s Tokyo, this romantic Japanese drama based on Haruki Murakami's semi-autobiographical 1987 novel concerns a literature student (Kenichi Ma... Read more

Norwegian Wood (2010)

6.4/10
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Kiko Mizuhara, Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi

Set in 1960s Tokyo, this romantic Japanese drama based on Haruki Murakami's semi-autobiographical 1987 novel concerns a literature student (Kenichi Ma... Read more