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Latest Staff Picks

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 Train (Blu-ray) (1964)

7.8/10
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau

A gripping high powered action film about the French Resistance trying to waylay a train taking French Art treasures to Germany. 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

Marley (Blu-ray) (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the de... Read more

The Last Rider (2022)

7.5/10

Considered to be one of the greatest cyclists of all time, Greg LeMond defied the odds for one of the most triumphant comeback stories in sporting his... Read more

The Nostradamus Kid (1993)

5.9/10
Director: Bob Ellis
Starring: Noah Taylor, Miranda Otto, Arthur Dignam, Lucy Bell, Alice Garner

Ken Elkin is a randy young man who is told that the world is about to end. In a race against time, there's only one goal he wants to accomplish: beddi... Read more

Katie Tippel (1975)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Monique Van De Ven, Rutger Hauer

The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she se... Read more