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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 Mist ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Andre Braugher, Jeffrey DeMunn, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Thomas Jane, W...

When a mysterious mist containing evil monsters descends upon a small town in Maine, a diverse group of residents from the community takes refuge in a... Read more

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

7.7/10
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Logan Lerman, Gretchen Mol

In debt and facing the loss of his land, rancher Christian Bale volunteers to help escort notorious outlaw Russell Crowe to a railroad station where t... Read more

3:10 to Yuma ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7.7/10
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster, Dallas Rob...

In debt and facing the loss of his land, rancher Christian Bale volunteers to help escort notorious outlaw Russell Crowe to a railroad station where t... Read more

The Mist (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Andre Braugher, Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Toby Jones, Willi...

When a mysterious mist containing evil monsters descends upon a small town in Maine, a diverse group of residents from the community takes refuge in a... Read more

Mad Detective (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Wai Ka-fai, Johnnie To
Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Ka Tung Lam, Andy On, Lee Kwok Lun, Kelly Lin

Back together again, directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai have set incendiary cinematic material ablaze to create a quirkry action-drama. Exposing the... Read more

Mad Detective (Blu-ray) (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Wai Ka-fai, Johnnie To
Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Ka Tung Lam, Andy On, Lee Kwok Lun, Kelly Lin

Back together again, directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai have set incendiary cinematic material ablaze to create a quirkry action-drama. Exposing the... Read more

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)

8/10

A look at how Cuba transitioned from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one, having lost access to Soviet oil in the 1990s. This is a s... Read more

The Mighty Boosh: Series 2 (2005)

8.2/10
Director: Paul King
Starring: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Having broken out of the Zoo-Niverse, vain jazzman Howard and 1960s throwback Vince are free to embark on new adventures. Although, as the pair go in... Read more

Brick (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Emil...

A fresh take on the hard-boiled noir, this festival hit stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an outsider teen-turned-stoic gumshoe after his ex-girl (Emilie... Read more

Grizzly Man (2005)

7.8/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Timothy Treadwell, Narrated by, Werner Herzog

Timothy Treadwell was a self-styled crusader for the Grizzly Bears of Alaska. After spending 13 summers living with and recording the animals he love... Read more