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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.

Enemy (2013)

6.9/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon

Adam Bell is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendati... Read more

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous... Read more

Escape from Alcatraz ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous... Read more

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

8.2/10
Director: Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the liv... Read more

Everything Everywhere All At Once (Blu-ray) (2022)

8.2/10
Director: Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the liv... Read more

Fire in Babylon (2010)

7.7/10
Director: Stevan Riley

A potent mix of music, politics and sporting prowess, Stevan Riley's exuberant documentary charts the rise of one of the most successful sporting team... Read more

First Cow (2019)

7.1/10
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seek... Read more

First Cow (Blu-ray) (2019)

7.2/10
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seek... Read more

Flee (2021)

7.9/10

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Read more

For All Mankind (1989)

8.2/10
Director: Al Reinert

In July 1969, the space race ended when Apollo 11 fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge of 'landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to th... Read more