Login

Latest Staff Picks

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 Tree of Life (2011)

6.8/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, this complex and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition stars Brad Pitt as the patriarch of a M... Read more

Le Quattro Volte ( Four Times ) (2010)

7.2/10
Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Starring: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano

An unclassifiably brilliant reverie on life, death, nature and the splendours of Calabria, "Le Quattro Volte" is a deceptively simple and playfully ph... Read more

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

7.1/10
Director: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Keir Gilchrist, Vi...

Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think...that's certainly true for Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a stressed-out teenager who checks himse... Read more

The Last Circus (2010)

6.6/10
Director: Alex De La Iglesia
Starring: Manuel Tallafe, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang

Director Alex de la Iglesia presents this twisted tale of love and revenge set in a 1970s Spanish circus. Javier, a Sad Clown, finds work in a circus... Read more

Four Lions (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Chris Morris
Starring: Arsher Ali, Kayvan Novak, Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Adeel Akhtar

A black comedy directed by satirist Chris Morris, 'Four Lions' sends up a group of inept jihadists and would-be suicide bombers. Riz Ahmed plays Omar,... Read more

Four Lions ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Chris Morris
Starring: Arsher Ali, Kayvan Novak, Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Adeel Akhtar

A black comedy directed by satirist Chris Morris, 'Four Lions' sends up a group of inept jihadists and would-be suicide bombers. Riz Ahmed plays Omar,... Read more

Enter the Void (2009)

7.3/10
Director: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Paz de la Huerta, Nathaniel Brown, Olly Alexander

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict... Read more

Mother (2009)

7.8/10
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Starring: Weon Bin, Jin Gu

Widowed for a long time, a mother lives alone with her only son. He is 28 years old, a shy and quiet young man. In the aftermath of a terrible murder,... Read more

The Informant! (2009)

6.5/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale

Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) has worked for a food processing conglomerate for many years and has even found his way into upper management. But nothing... Read more

A Serious Man ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

7/10
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed, Michael Stuhlbarg

An original and darkly humorous story from Joel and Ethan Coen ("The Big Lebowski") about one ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics pr... Read more