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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.

Crimes Of The Future (2022)

5.9/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Kristen Stewart, Don McKellar

Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist,... Read more

Crimes Of The Future (Blu-ray) (2022)

5.9/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Kristen Stewart, Don McKellar

Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist,... Read more

Cure (1997)

7.4/10
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Starring: Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Anna Nakagawa

A Tokyo detective's investigation of a series of grisly and bizarre murders, committed by seemingly average citizens, leads him to a mysterious drifte... Read more

Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017)

7.6/10
Director: Xavier Legrand
Starring: Lea Drucker, Denis Menochet, Thomas Gioria

Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. An... Read more

Dogtooth (2009)

7.3/10
Director: Giorqos Lanthimos
Starring: Mary Tsoni, Michele Valley, Christos Stergioglou

AKA "Kynodontas" Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, 'Dogtooth' is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Ca... Read more

Downhill (2020)

4.8/10
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Starring: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their... Read more

Dune (2021)

8.1/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard...

A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny b... Read more

Dune (Blu-ray) (2021)

8.1/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgard...

A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny b... Read more

Elle (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. 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