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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.

Sicario (2015)

7.6/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted... Read more

Theeb (2014)

7.2/10

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous dese... Read more

Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Yi'nan Diao

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murd... 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

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

Force Majeure (2014)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Clara Wettergren, Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Me...

Cannes observers were stunned that this provocative and improbably entertaining new film by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wasn't selected for competi... Read more

Calvary ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.4/10
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Starring: Aidan Gillen, Brendan Gleeson, M Emmet Walsh, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josee Croze, Ch...

One Sunday morning, like any other Sunday morning, in a sleepy western Irish coastal town, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) is taking confession... Read more

Under the Skin ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

An unnamed woman, played by Scarlett Johansson with unshakably alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She's... Read more

Under the Skin (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Scarlett Johansson

An unnamed woman, played by Scarlett Johansson with unshakably alluring menace, cruises the streets of Scotland in a cargo van looking for men. She's... Read more

Enemy (2013)

6.9/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon

Adam Bell is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendati... Read more