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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.

20th Century Women (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brim... Read more

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Darren Thornton
Starring: Seana Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey

"Mad" Mary McArdle (Seána Kerslake) returns to her hometown after a brief stint in prison and is immediately labeled as undatable, but she is determin... Read more

A Ghost Story (2017)

6.9/10
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. Read more

A Man Called Ove (2015)

7.7/10
Director: Hannes Holm
Starring: Ida Engvoll, Rolf Lassgard, Filip Berg, Bahar Pars

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days en... Read more

A Monster Calls (2016)

7.5/10
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Felicity Jones

Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in co... Read more

A Monster Calls (Blu-Ray) (2016)

7.5/10
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Felicity Jones

Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in co... Read more

A Quiet Place (2018)

7.7/10
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Parents do whatever it takes to keep their children and soon to... Read more

A Quiet Place (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.7/10
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Parents do whatever it takes to keep their children and soon to... Read more

After the Storm (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Taiyo Yoshizawa, Yoko Maki

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child supp... Read more

Alive: David Attenborough's Natural History Museum (Blu-ray) (2014)

7.1/10
Starring: David Attenborough

In a tale of discovery, adventure and magic, join David Attenborough on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London As the do... Read more