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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 Handmaid's Tale: Series 2 (2018)

8.6/10
Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella, Ann Dowd, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, O.T...

The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystop... Read more

The Americans: Season 6 (2018)

8.4/10
Starring: Noah Emmerich, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor

The Americans season 6 starts in autumn 1987 as a major arms control summit looms, Elizabeth is pushed to her limits as never before. Philip, meanwhil... Read more

One Strange Rock (2018)

8.8/10
Starring: Will Smith

The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell... Read more

Hereditary (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Hereditary (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Upgrade (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... Read more

Upgrade (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... Read more

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

7.7/10
Starring: Ryuichi Sakamoto

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fuku... Read more

Lean on Pete (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Amy Seimetz, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, Chloe Se...

Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter... Read more

Hostiles (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochra...

In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarki... Read more