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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.

The Theory of Everything ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.7/10
Director: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David...

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist S... Read more

My Brother the Devil (2012)

6.6/10
Director: Sally El Hosaini
Starring: Said Taghmaoui, James Floyd, Fady Elsayed

Authentic British urban drama written and directed by Sally El Hosaini, in which two teenage brothers have to face their prejudices head on if they ar... Read more

Lady Macbeth (2016)

6.9/10
Director: William Oldroyd
Starring: Christopher Fairbank, Paul Hilton, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis

In rural England, 1865, a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age. Read more

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Erland Josephson, Maia Morgenstern

Recounts the odyssey of an American filmmaker (Harvey Keitel) who returns to his Greek hometown after 35 years to pursue a dream of finding three reel... Read more

Hacksaw Ridge ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

8.2/10
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, An...

Directed by Mel Gibson and with 9 AACTA award wins and 3 Golden Globe nominations, this Australian production is an extraordinary true story. Desmond... Read more

Tale of Tales (2015)

6.4/10
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: John C Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin, Tob...

Salma Hayek eating a serpents heart; Toby Jones cuddling a giant flea. Python meets Pasolini in this horrific, hilarious  and very grown up  fairy... 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

Them! (1954)

7.3/10
Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Whitmore, James Arness

Classic 50's creature feature about giant ants discovered in New Mexico that lead the authorities into final battle in the storm drains under Los Ange... Read more

Beirut (2018)

6.4/10
Director: Brad Anderson
Starring: Larry Pine, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Mark Pellegrino, Jon Hamm, Dean Norris

In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsibl... Read more

Mother! (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more