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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.

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

The Florida Project (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Christopher Rivera, Aiden Malik, Josie Olivo

On the shabby grounds of an Orlando budget hotel, youngsters Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), Scooty (Christopher Rivera), and Jacey (Valeria Cotto) are lef... Read more

Money Monster (Blu-ray) (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Giancarlo Esposito, Julia Roberts, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

Having to ride herd on insufferable TV Wall Street pundit Lee Gates (George Clooney) always tested the skill and patience of his show producer Patty F... 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

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

7/10
Director: Lili Fini Zanuck
Starring: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is an 18-time Grammy Award winner and widely renowned as one of t... Read more