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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 Shape of Water (Blu-Ray) (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

No Ordinary Sheila (2017)

8.7/10
Director: Hugh Macdonald

Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of New Zealands nature and history. Read more

The Florida Project (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Christopher Rivera, Aiden Malik, Josie Olivo

On the shabby grounds of an Orlando budget hotel, youngsters Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), Scooty (Christopher Rivera), and Jacey (Valeria Cotto) are lef... Read more

Money Monster (Blu-ray) (2016)

6.5/10
Director: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Giancarlo Esposito, Julia Roberts, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

Having to ride herd on insufferable TV Wall Street pundit Lee Gates (George Clooney) always tested the skill and patience of his show producer Patty F... 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

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

8/10
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy.... Read more

Call Me By Your Name (Blu-Ray) (2017)

8/10
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy.... Read more

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Blu-Ray) (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 Disaster Artist (2017)

7.5/10
Director: James Franco
Starring: James Franco, Megan Mullally, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Ari Grayno...

James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseauan artist whose passion was as si... Read more

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

7.1/10
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Raffey Cassidy, Barry Keoghan

Cincinnati cardiologist Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) lived an ordinary existence with his wife (Nicole Kidman) and kids...but on the quiet, he mainta... Read more