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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.

Thor: Ragnarok (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Clancy Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Karl...

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his forme... Read more

Detroit (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Hannah Murray, Jason...

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Pol... Read more

Detroit (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Hannah Murray, Jason...

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Pol... Read more

Final Portrait (2017)

6.3/10
Director: Stanley Tucci
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Tony Shalhoub, Clemence Poesy, James Faulkner, Armie Hammer

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist... Read more

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

7.1/10
Director: Angela Robinson
Starring: Oliver Platt, Connie Britton, Bella Heathcote, Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans

If behind every great man is a great woman, then Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston has the good fortune of having two -- h... Read more

Mountain (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Jennifer Peedom
Starring: Willem Dafoe

A cinematic journey of sound and nature that explores the beauty of the upper world. With advancements in technology, venturing to the peak of a mount... Read more

Into the Void (2016)

8.2/10
Director: Margaret Gordon

Deep in the caverns of a 1990s practice room lurks one of New Zealand's loudest and least respectful art-noise-rock-heavy metal bands. Made up of heav... Read more

Waru (2017)

6.3/10
Director: Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Ainsley Gardiner, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene, Briar Grace Smith, Paula Whetu Jones
Starring: Miriama McDowell, Jonny Brugh, Antonio Te Maioha, Kararaina Rangihau

A powerful and challenging story surrounding the funeral of a small boy Waru who dies at the hands of his caregiver and how the boys death impacts the... Read more

Brigsby Bear (2017)

7.4/10
Director: Dave McCary
Starring: Claire Danes, Greg Kinnear, Jane Adams, Mark Hamill, Ryan Simpkins, Andy Samberg...

Having lived in a bunker since he was abducted as an infant, James Pope (Kyle Mooney) spent 25 years with little external stimulus beyond watching vid... Read more

Frantz (2016)

7.5/10
Director: Francois Ozon
Starring: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stotzner

Anna is a bereft young German woman whose fiance, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. Adrien, a French veteran of the war, makes a myst... Read more