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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.

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

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

Troll Hunter (2010)

Director: André Øvredal
Starring: Otto Jespersen

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to fo... 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

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

Up in the Air (2009)

7.4/10
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: George Clooney, Melanie Lynskey, Vera Farmiga, Danny McBride, J K Simmons, Jason...

George Clooney is a downsizing consultant who has spent his entire life in airport hotels, collecting air miles and browsing the departure lounge reta... Read more

Up in the Air ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

7.4/10
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: George Clooney, Melanie Lynskey, Vera Farmiga, Danny McBride, J K Simmons, Jason...

George Clooney is a downsizing consultant who has spent his entire life in airport hotels, collecting air miles and browsing the departure lounge reta... Read more

Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies (2018)

7/10

A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who,... Read more

Waves (2019)

7.6/10
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces th... Read more

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

8/10
Director: Yoshifumi Kondo

Written and produced by Manga maestro Hayao Miyazaki this classic anime sees young bookworm Shizuku spending her summer reading and translating popula... Read more