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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.

Prisoners ( Blu-ray + DVD ) (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Paul Dano,...

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is... Read more

Prisoners (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Paul Dano,...

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is... Read more

Giselle (2013)

7.7/10
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Gillian Murphy, Qi Huan

"Giselle" is acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of "Giselle". The classic story of love, erot... Read more

Before Midnight (2013)

7.9/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in "Before Sunrise"; reunited in their thirties in "Before Sunset"; and, now,... Read more

Sinister (2012)

6.8/10
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, Clare Foley, M...

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to... Read more

The Imposter (2012)

7.5/10
Director: Bart Layton

A documentary that uses interviews and dramatised recreations to piece together the bizarre story of a missing boy and the young man who impersonated... Read more

End of Watch (2012)

7.6/10
Director: David Ayer
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Michael Pena, Frank Grillo, Natalie Martinez,...

"Training Day" scripter David Ayer wrote and directed this harrowing police drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. In their mission to abide... Read more

Marley (Blu-ray) (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the de... Read more

Marley (2012)

8/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the de... 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