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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.

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Frank Pavich
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky

Among cineastes, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious - and failed - attempt to make a movie based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel "Dune" in the... Read more

Ideal Home (2018)

6.6/10
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Jack Gore

Paul and Erasmus are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. When Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their dinner party wi... Read more

Ideal Home (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.6/10
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Jack Gore

Paul and Erasmus are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. When Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their dinner party wi... Read more

Hereditary (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Hereditary (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Tully (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Mackenzie Davis

Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about t... Read more

Upgrade (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... Read more

Lucky (2017)

7.4/10
Director: John Carroll Lynch
Starring: David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr, Harry Dean Stanton, James Darren, Ron Livingston, Tom...

A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive en... Read more

Upgrade (2018)

7.6/10
Director: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Melanie Vallejo, Harrison Gilbertson, Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure -- an artifici... 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