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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.

2046 (2004)

7.5/10
Director: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Takuya Kimura, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Faye W...

Wong Kar-wai's lush companion to 2000's festival hit 'In The Mood For Love', sees Tony Leung return as Hong Kong writer Chow, who has given up journal... Read more

Under the Skin ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

An unnamed woman, played by Scarlett Johansson with unshakably alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She's... Read more

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

7.9/10
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Margit Carl...

Ingmar Bergman's first international success is a delightful comedy of manners about four star-crossed couples spending a Nordic night at a turn-of-th... Read more

Almost Famous (2000)

7.9/10
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Billy Crudup, Peter Frampton, Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kate Hudson...

Former rock critic Cameron Crowe delves into the past with this affectionate story centering on high school student Patrick Fugit, who aspires to cove... Read more

The Square (2017)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Claes Bang, Annica Liljeblad, Christ...

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good cau... Read more

Under the Skin (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

An unnamed woman, played by Scarlett Johansson with unshakably alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She's... Read more

The Favourite (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss,...

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies... Read more

All That Jazz (1979)

7.8/10
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Roy Scheider, Leland Palmer, Ben Vereen, Cliff Gorm...

Bob Fosse casts Roy Scheider as basically himself in this semi-autobiographical musical extravaganza. He's a talented director/choreographer who loves... Read more

The Farewell (2019)

8/10
Director: Lulu Wang
Starring: Awkwafina Nora Lum, Tzi Ma

Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn't... Read more

Birth (2004)

6.1/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Anne Heche, Arliss Howard, Lauren Bacall, Nicole Kidman, Ted Levine, Peter Storm...

A ten year widow, Anna (Nicole Kidman) is about to remarry when a mysterious boy (Cameron Bright) convincingly claims he's her late husband reincarnat... Read more