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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.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in writer/director John Landis' classic cult black comedy. American backpackers David (David Naughton) and Jack... Read more

Escape from Alcatraz ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous... Read more

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski

A reverential remake of Murnau's classic by the perversely talented Herzog. Klaus Kinski's Count cannot match Schreck's original for sheer terrifying... Read more

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous... 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 Serpent's Egg (1977)

6.7/10
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: David Carradine, Gert Frobe, James Whitmore, Liv Ullmann

Set in Berlin in 1923, the film is about a Jewish-American trapeze artist (David Carradine) and his sister-in-law (Liv Ullman), who are entrapped by a... Read more

Katie Tippel (1975)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Monique Van De Ven, Rutger Hauer

The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she se... 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

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

7.9/10
Director: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Butt...

The desperation and hopelessness of the Great Depression are graphically shown in this powerful drama, through a pitiful collection of marathon dancer... Read more

Yellow Submarine (Blu-ray) (1968)

7.4/10
Director: George Dunning
Starring: Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, (Voices of) , Paul Ange...

The Beatles have arrived in high definition with the revelatory Blu-ray release of Yellow Submarine. The 1999 standard DVD reissue of the animated f... Read more