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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.

Waves (2019)

7.6/10
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces th... Read more

Chicago ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C Reill...

The musical stage sensation becomes the award-winning film of the year! At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sens... Read more

The Northman (2022)

7.2/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Wi...

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's... Read more

Escape from Alcatraz ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous... Read more

Shin Godzilla (2016)

6.7/10
Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

From Hideaki Anno, the mind behind EVANGELION. The King of Monsters receives a terrifying resurgence. It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange f... Read more

Succession (Season 1) (2018)

8.8/10
Starring: Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Sarah Sn...

The Roy family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps... Read more

X (2021)

8.1/10
Director: Ti West
Starring: Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the... Read more

The Northman (Blu-ray) (2022)

7.2/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Wi...

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's... Read more

The Serpent's Egg (1977)

6.7/10
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: David Carradine, Gert Frobe, James Whitmore, Liv Ullmann

Set in Berlin in 1923, the film is about a Jewish-American trapeze artist (David Carradine) and his sister-in-law (Liv Ullman), who are entrapped by a... Read more

The Painter And The Thief (2020)

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care,... Read more