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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.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

7.6/10
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-Mc...

Picking up roughly ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the humans are near extinction. The simian flu has wiped everyone but... Read more

Calvary ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.4/10
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Starring: Aidan Gillen, Brendan Gleeson, M Emmet Walsh, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josee Croze, Ch...

One Sunday morning, like any other Sunday morning, in a sleepy western Irish coastal town, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is taking confession... Read more

Under the Skin ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

An unnamed woman, played by Scarlett Johansson with unshakably alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She's... Read more

Under the Skin (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

An unnamed woman, played by Scarlett Johansson with unshakably alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She's... Read more

Enemy (2013)

6.9/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon

Adam Bell is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendati... Read more

Three Film By Jia Zhangke (Blu-ray) (2013)

7.1/10
Director: Zhangke Jia
Starring: Zhao Tao, Wang Baoqiang, Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng

Jia Zhangke has become widely regarded as one of world cinema s most accomplished filmmakers, and a leading figure of the Sixth Generation movement of... Read more

Prisoners ( Blu-ray + DVD ) (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Paul Dano,...

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is... Read more

Prisoners (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Paul Dano,...

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is... Read more

Giselle (2013)

7.7/10
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Gillian Murphy, Qi Huan

"Giselle" is acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of "Giselle". The classic story of love, erot... Read more

Sinister (2012)

6.8/10
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, Clare Foley, M...

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to... Read more