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.
From Emmy-winning David Simon, this unvarnished, highly realistic HBO series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. To... Read more
Cannes observers were stunned that this provocative and improbably entertaining new film by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wasn't selected for competi... Read more
Billy (Vincent Gallo) is released after five years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Hell-bent on convincing his dysfunctional parents (Angelica... Read more
This heist classic from Jean-Pierre Melville ("Le Samourai") features Alain Delon as a crook just out of the slammer who joins forces with suspect-on-... Read more
A popular actress (perennial Almodovar favourite, Carmen Maura) is driven to distraction when her lover leaves for another woman. She's certain she ca... Read more
A small, brilliant film from Britain's alternative network, Channel 4, about a young Pakistani named Omar (Gordon Warnecke), who convinces his wealthy... Read more
The popular Disney theme park attraction inspired this swashbuckling, high-seas adventure from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The roguish yet charming Ca... Read more