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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 Song Keepers (2017)

8.6/10
Director: Naina Sen

Four generations of song women that make up The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, go on an historic tour of Germany, to take back the hymns... Read more

West of Sunshine (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Jason Raftopoulos
Starring: Arthur Angel, Ty Perham, Damian Hill

Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside... Read more

The Children Act (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite hi... Read more

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

You Were Never Really Here (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more

The Insult (L'insulte) (2017)

7.7/10
Starring: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Rita Hayek

A minor incident between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee turns into an explosive trial that ends up dividing the two communities. Read more

Thelma (2017)

7.7/10
Starring: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are... Read more

Mr. Mercedes: Season 1 (2017)

8/10
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Mary-Louise Parker, Harry Treadaway, Jharrel Jerom...

Retired detective Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved case of "Mr. Mercedes," who claimed sixteen lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes throu... Read more

The Wife (2017)

8.3/10
Director: Bjorn Runge
Starring: Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Harry Lloyd,...

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And... Read more

The Rider (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Chloe Zhao
Starring: Brady Jandreu, Mooney , Tim Jandreu, Lilly Jandreu

After a riding accident leaves him unable to compete on the rodeo circuit, a young cowboy searches for a new purpose. Read more