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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.

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

6.5/10
Director: John Krokidas
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Michael C Hall, Jack Huston,...

Historical drama follows a young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) while he is attending Columbia University in 1944 and shows how the relationship he... Read more

Blackfish (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. "Blackfish" unravels the complexities of this... Read more

Wadjda (2012)

7.6/10
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd , Waad Mohammed

A rebellious Saudi Arabian girl hatches a plan to get her hands on the bicycle she craves in this coming-of-age story from first time director Haifaa... Read more

The Last Ocean (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Peter Young

The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. Scientists describe it as a 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us ab... Read more

My Brother the Devil (2012)

6.6/10
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Starring: Said Taghmaoui, James Floyd, Fady Elsayed

Authentic British urban drama written and directed by Sally El Hosaini, in which two teenage brothers have to face their prejudices head on if they ar... Read more

Argo ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.7/10
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Alan Arkin, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this gripping political thriller based on real events that took place during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In Novembe... Read more

Argo (2012)

7.7/10
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Alan Arkin, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this gripping political thriller based on real events that took place during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In Novembe... Read more

Marley (2012)

8/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the de... Read more

When a City Falls (2012)

8.7/10
Director: Gerald Smyth

The Canterbury earthquakes, shot in the streets of Christchurch. What happens to half a million New Zealanders the year their lives change forever. Read more

Moneyball (Blu-ray) (2011)

7.6/10
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

The true story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's attempt to field a successful baseball team after a 2001 playoff loss to the Yankees... Read more