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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.

Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Xavier Legrand
Starring: Lea Drucker, Denis Menochet, Thomas Gioria

Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. An... Read more

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

7/10
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring: Mozhan Marno, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Sheila Vand

Ana Lily Amirpour's debut is set in the fictitious locale of Bad City, in which The Girl, a sassy loner who roams the streets on a skateboard she stol... Read more

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

8.2/10
Director: Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the liv... Read more

Before Sunrise (1995)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert

American tourist Ethan Hawke and French student Julie Delpy meet on a Euro-rail train and, on the spur of the moment, hop off in Vienna to spend the d... Read more

Stray Dog (1949)

7.9/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Isao Kimura, Keiko Awaji

Early Kurosawa film is a masterful mix of film noir and police thriller in which a rookie detective (Toshiro Mifune) has his pistol stolen, and his se... Read more

Banksy Does New York (2014)

7.2/10
Director: Chris Moukarbel

Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world's bes... Read more

Cold War (2018)

7.7/10
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Jeanne Balibar, Cedric Kahn

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Se... Read more

Herself (2020)

7/10
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Molly McCann, Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O'Hara

The story of an Irish mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Read more

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

7.7/10
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Martin Balsam, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Hector Elizondo

First-rate thriller in which Robert Shaw heads a four-man gang who hijack a New York City subway car at rush hour and demand one million dollars in ra... Read more

You're Next (2011)

6.5/10
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Barbara Crampton, AJ Bowen, Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swan...

Aubrey and Paul Davison decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by inviting their four children and their significant others to a family reunion... Read more