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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.

Hostiles (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochra...

In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarki... Read more

The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Gustav Moller
Starring: Jakob Cedergren

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the se... Read more

Shoplifters (2018)

8.1/10
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested,... Read more

The Hunt (2012)

8.3/10
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Thomas Bo Larsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrom, Susse Wol...

"The Hunt" is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that... Read more

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

7.8/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles D...

A wonderful, whimsical graft of Homer's "The Odyssey" telling the tale of three chain gang escapees in 1930s Mississippi. George Clooney is the slick... Read more

Vigil / The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey / A State of Siege (1984)

Director: Vincent Ward
Starring: Bruce Lyons, Hamish McFarlane, Penelope Stewart, Frank Whitten, Bill Kerr, Fiona...

A Vincent Ward double feature. 'Vigil' (1984, 86 mins) Director Vincent Ward supplies a striking visual atmosphere in this rural melodrama about life... Read more

God's Own Country (2017)

7.7/10
Director: Francis Lee
Starring: Gemma Jones, Ian Hart, Josh O'Connor, Harry Lister Smith, Alec Secareanu

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant... Read more

The Skin I Live In (2011)

7.6/10
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo

Marked by his typically twisted storyline and skewed eroticism, this kinky thriller from writer/director Pedro Almodovar stars Antonio Banderas as a n... Read more

The End of Summer (1961)

6.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Ganjiro Nakamura, Yoko Tsukasa

Aka "Early Autumn". The penultimate film by Yasujiro Ozu examines the difficulties faced by the Kohayagawa family as they struggle to adapt their trad... Read more

RBG (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture ic... Read more