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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.

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley, Joel Tobeck, Craig Hall, Rachel House, David Fan...

A quirky kiwi rom-com with Jemaine Clement of "Flight of the Conchords" fame as uber-geek Jarrod, an unlikely romantic foil to shy 'Meaty Boy' cashier... 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

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

The Libertine (2004)

6.4/10
Director: Laurence Dunmore
Starring: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Kell...

Johnny Depp plays the hedonistic writer John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, close friend of Charles II (John Malkovich) and a notorius figure in 17th cent... Read more

The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

7.2/10
Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox

Director Guy Maddin's works are like a window to an alternate film universe - this unforgettable feverish whirligig of a movie is the closest the cul... Read more

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

7.2/10
Director: Kim Jee-Woon
Starring: Su-jeong Lim, Geun-yeong Mun, Jung-ah Yum, Kap-su Kim

The Asian pop culture crossover continues with this eerie South Korean horror, with more than a shiver of recognition from the modern Japanese classic... Read more

Osama (2003)

7.4/10
Director: Siddiq Barmak
Starring: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar

The first feature film from post-Taliban Afghanistan, this award-winning drama is set during the radical Islamic regime's rule. With women forbidden t... Read more