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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.

Amores Perros (2000)

8.1/10
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Goya Toledo, Emilio Echevarria

A.k.a. "Love's A Bitch". Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu makes his directorial debut in an honest, raw, unapologetic look at the total human experience. S... Read more

Beautiful Boy (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Starring: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, Timothy...

Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete, and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic's addic... Read more

Blue (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Karina Holden
Starring: Karina Holden

The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial sc... Read more

Border (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Ali Abbasi
Starring: Sten Ljunggren, Rakel Warmlander

Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when... Read more

Breaking the Waves (1996)

7.9/10
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier

The extraordinary story of a young, simple-minded, God-fearing Scottish woman who willingly takes on lovers in the belief that it will cure her paraly... Read more

Bronson (2008)

7.1/10
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Tom Hardy, Matt King

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a h... Read more

Capharnaum / Capernaum (2018)

Director: Nadine Labaki
Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Nadine Labaki

After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-ol... Read more

Carol (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lac...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Carol ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Micha...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Climax (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Sofia Boutella

When members of a dance troupe are lured to an empty school, drug-laced sangria causes their jubilant rehearsal to descend into a dark and explosive n... Read more