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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.

Mary and the Witch's Flower (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Ewen Bremner, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Lynda Baron, Morwenna Banks

Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blos... Read more

Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Ewen Bremner, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Lynda Baron, Morwenna Banks

Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blos... Read more

Loving Vincent (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: John Sessions, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen Mc...

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's fina... Read more

Mountain (Blu-ray) (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Jennifer Peedom
Starring: Willem Dafoe, (narrated by)

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an u... Read more

Lady Bird (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Tracy Letts, Timothee Cha...

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity... Read more

Lady Bird (Blu-ray) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Tracy Letts, Timothee Cha...

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity... Read more

Housebound (Blu-ray) (2014)

6.8/10
Director: Gerard Johnstone
Starring: Rima Te Wiata, Ryan Lampp, Mick Innes, Morgana O'Reilly, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Ha...

Funny, suspenseful and freighted with fright bombs, Housebound could easily be the most energising fun youve ever had at a New Zealand movie. Its a... Read more

Loving Vincent (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: John Sessions, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen Mc...

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's fina... Read more

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

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