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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.

Shame ( Blu-ray ) (2011)

7.2/10
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

A powerful portrait of a man struggling with sex addiction from acclaimed director Steve McQueen ("Hunger"). Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a lonely Ne... Read more

Shame (2011)

7.2/10
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

A powerful portrait of a man struggling with sex addiction from acclaimed director Steve McQueen ("Hunger"). Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a lonely Ne... Read more

Take Shelter (2011)

7.4/10
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon

In this unnerving drama, Michael Shannon ("Bug") plays a husband and father who harbours the growing certainty that an apocalyptic event will soon tak... Read more

Norwegian Wood ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

6.4/10
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Kiko Mizuhara, Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi

Set in 1960s Tokyo, this romantic Japanese drama based on Haruki Murakami's semi-autobiographical 1987 novel concerns a literature student (Kenichi Ma... Read more

Norwegian Wood (2010)

6.4/10
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Starring: Kiko Mizuhara, Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi

Set in 1960s Tokyo, this romantic Japanese drama based on Haruki Murakami's semi-autobiographical 1987 novel concerns a literature student (Kenichi Ma... Read more

13 Assassins (2010)

7.6/10
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya, Takayuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike's remake of the 1963 Japanese film delivers a bravado period action piece set at the end of Japan's feudal era.... Read more

Submarine (2010)

7.3/10
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige

Young Oliver Tate's coming of age is coming even sooner than expected. Prone to daydreaming, listening to French crooners, and indulging other self-ab... Read more

Shutter Island (2010)

8.1/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Elias Koteas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Mich...

In 1954, US Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio in superb form) has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insan... Read more

Shutter Island ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

8.1/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Elias Koteas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Mich...

In 1954, US Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio in superb form) has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insan... Read more

About Elly (2009)

8.1/10
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Z...

From Asghar Farhadi, director of the acclaimed "A Separation", comes a gripping tale of secrets and lies amongst a tight-knit group of friends holiday... Read more