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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.

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

Crimes Of The Future (Blu-ray) (2022)

5.9/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Kristen Stewart, Don McKellar

Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist,... Read more

Yellow Submarine (1968)

7.4/10
Director: George Dunning
Starring: The Beatles, Blue Meanies

Join the greatest band of all time for this mind-blowing voyage into the unearthly paradise of Pepperland and save it from the Blue Meanies, with humo... Read more

The Empty Man (2020)

5.7/10
Starring: James Badge Dale

On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity. Read more

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

6.7/10
Director: Alexandre O Philippe
Starring: Veronica Cartwright, Roger Corman

Memory: The Origins of Alien explores the origins of director Ridley Scott's works on the Alien franchise. The film includes original story notes, rej... Read more

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (2019)

8/10
Director: Ric Burns
Starring: Oliver Sacks

The life and career of the renowned neurologist and author, Dr. Oliver Sacks. Read more

Incendies (Blu-ray) (2011)

8.3/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Remy Girard, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulan, Lubna Azabal, Maxim Gaudette

In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller 'Incendies', a mothers dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading... Read more

Sicario ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlist... Read more

Naked Youth (1960)

7/10
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Starring: Yoshiko Kuga

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men. Read more

Arrival ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

7.9/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Tzi Ma, Michael Stuhlbarg

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to inv... Read more