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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.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

7.4/10
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohe...

Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller stars Johnny Depp in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison. The previously mild-mannered b... Read more

Control (2007)

7.7/10
Director: Anton Corbijn
Starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, Toby Kebbell

Globally renowned photographer and image-maker to superstar bands like Depeche Mode and U2, Anton Corbijn brings us his first feature film. It tells t... Read more

Children of Men ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

7.9/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Pam Ferris, Peter Mullan, Claire-Hope...

In the year 2027, the human race has lost its ability to procreate and society is rapidly descending into chaos. Alfonso Cuaron's adaptation of PD Jam... Read more

Southland Tales (2006)

5.5/10
Director: Richard Kelly
Starring: Bai Ling, Christopher Lambert, John Larroquette, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Smith, Mirand...

Richard Kelly's ("Donnie Darko") complex and offbeat blend of sci-fi and comedy focuses on a disparate group of people living in a not-too-distant, po... Read more

Idiocracy (2006)

6.6/10
Director: Mike Judge
Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Anthony 'Critic' Campos, David Herman, T...

Lowly army paper-pusher Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is drafted into a military experiment that sees him, and hooker Maya Rudolph, put in artificial hiber... Read more

Children of Men (2006)

7.9/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Danny Huston, Pete...

In the year 2027, the human race has lost its ability to procreate and society is rapidly descending into chaos. Alfonso Cuaron's adaptation of PD Jam... Read more

A History of Violence ( Blu-ray ) (2005)

7.5/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Ed Harris, Maria Bello, Viggo Mortensen, William Hurt, Stephen McHattie, Ashton...

Adapted from a graphic novel, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is a quiet man living a quiet life in Indiana. A quiet shattered when a pair of fugitives wa... Read more

CRAZY (2005)

3.7/10
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Michel Cote, Marc-Andre Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Emile Vallee, Pierre-Luc Brill...

Zac Beaulieu was born on Christmas Day in 1960 and lives with his parents and four brothers in Quebec. He grows up longing for acceptance from his ho... Read more

A History of Violence (2005)

7.5/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Ashton Holmes, Stephen Mc...

Adapted from a graphic novel, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is a quiet man living a quiet life in Indiana. A quiet shattered when a pair of fugitives wa... Read more

Corpse Bride (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Starring: Voices Of, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Danny...

Tim Burton returns to the world of stop-motion with this macabre comedy about a man who accidentally marries a corpse! A hugely talented voice cast i... Read more