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.

Before Midnight (2013)

Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in "Before Sunrise"; reunited in their thirties in "Before Sunset"; and, now,... Read more

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates, Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Rachel...

Writer/director Woody Allen's hit comedy stars Owen Wilson as Gil, an American writer vacationing in Paris with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams). While st... Read more

Buffalo 66 (1998)

Director: Vincent Gallo
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Christina Ricci, Jan-Michael Vincent, Mickey Rourk...

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

Dogtooth (2009)

Director: Giorqos Lanthimos
Starring: Mary Tsoni, Michele Valley, Christos Stergioglou

AKA "Kynodontas" Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, 'Dogtooth' is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Ca... Read more

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma

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

I Am Love (2009)

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Marisa Berenson, Tilda Swinton, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Gabriele Ferzetti, Pippo D...

The Recchi family are a well-bred and well-moneyed family of Milan whose lives are grand and cold as a museum - but all that's about to change. Eduard... Read more

The Imposter (2012)

Director: Bart Layton

A documentary that uses interviews and dramatised recreations to piece together the bizarre story of a missing boy and the young man who impersonated... Read more

Nobody Knows (2004)

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Yuya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu, Hanae Kim

Inspired by incredible true events, this is the story of 12-year-old Akira who one day finds a note from his mother saying she'll be gone for a while,... Read more

The Innocents (1961)

Director: Jack Clayton
Starring: Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Pamela Franklin, M...

Possibly the best ghost story ever filmed, this adaptation of Henry James's novel 'The Turn of the Screw', offers spooky apparitions, demented religio... Read more

The Train (1964)

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