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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.

Submarine (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige

Young Oliver Tate's coming of age is coming even sooner than expected. Prone to daydreaming, listening to French crooners, and indulging other self-ab... Read more

True Grit (Blu-ray) (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Jeff Brushie, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinf...

Joel and Ethan Coen's filming of the Charles Portis frontier novel follows no-nonsense 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) as she seeks the out... Read more

True Grit (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Jeff Brushie, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinf...

Joel and Ethan Coen's filming of the Charles Portis frontier novel follows no-nonsense 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) as she seeks the out... Read more

About Elly (2009)

8.1/10
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Z...

From Asghar Farhadi, director of the acclaimed "A Separation", comes a gripping tale of secrets and lies amongst a tight-knit group of friends holiday... Read more

Dogtooth (2009)

7.3/10
Director: Giorqos Lanthimos
Starring: Mary Tsoni, Michele Valley, Christos Stergioglou

AKA "Kynodontas" Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, 'Dogtooth' is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Ca... Read more

The Time Traveller's Wife (2009)

Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams

Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never k... Read more

Moon ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

7.9/10
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Kay...

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of a three-year tour as the lone inhabitant of a lunar outpost that harvests a clean fuel source to send ba... Read more

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

7.5/10
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Em...

Celebrated screenwriter Charlie Kaufman ('Being John Malkovich', 'Adaptation') tries his hand at directing with this tale of frustrated theatre direct... Read more

The Wackness (2008)

7/10
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jane Ad...

Set on the streets of '90s New York, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is in the sweet limbo between high school and college - chasing girls and trading pot fo... Read more

American Gangster ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7.8/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Josh Brolin, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr, Denzel Washington...

Ridley Scott's rivetting real-life crime drama stars Denzel Washington as '70s drug kingpin Frank Lucas, who wrested control of the Harlem heroin trad... Read more