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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.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

7.5/10
Director: James Franco
Starring: James Franco, Megan Mullally, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Ari Grayno...

James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseauan artist whose passion was as si... Read more

God's Own Country (2017)

7.7/10
Director: Francis Lee
Starring: Gemma Jones, Ian Hart, Josh O'Connor, Harry Lister Smith, Alec Secareanu

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant... Read more

Point Break (Blu-ray) (1991)

7.2/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Katherine Brooks
Starring: Gary Busey, John C McGinley, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty, Patrick Swayze

Director Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline action fave stars Keanu Reeves as rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah, investigating a string of SoCal bank robber... Read more

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

7.1/10
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Raffey Cassidy, Barry Keoghan

Cincinnati cardiologist Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) lived an ordinary existence with his wife (Nicole Kidman) and kids...but on the quiet, he mainta... Read more

Paddington 2 (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Paul King
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant, Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Ben...

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine da... Read more

Paddington 2 (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Paul King
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant, Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Ben...

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine da... Read more

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Matt Spicer
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Aubrey Plaza, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, O'Shea Jackson Jr...

Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to bef... Read more

My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) (2016)

7.8/10
Director: Claude Barras
Starring: Ellen Page, Will Forte, Nick Offerman

After his mothers sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other or... Read more

Blue (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Karina Holden
Starring: Karina Holden

The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial sc... Read more

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Clancy Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Karl...

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his forme... Read more