Latest Staff Picks

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.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

Director: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Keir Gilchrist, Vi...

Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think...that's certainly true for Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a stressed-out teenager who checks himse... Read more

Jean de Florette / Manon Des Sources (1986)

Director: Claude Berri
Starring: Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Beart

A double feature. 'Jean de Florette'. A marvelous tale of greed and intolerance from the novel by Marcel Pagnol about a city hunchback who inherits a... Read more

Jesus Of Montreal (1989)

Director: Denys Arcand
Starring: Catherine Wilkening, Lothaire Bluteau

The marvellous, emotional and humourous story of modern day hypocrisy, as experienced by a group of actors who stage a radical interpretation of the l... Read more

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

Director: Frank Pavich
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky

Among cineastes, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious - and failed - attempt to make a movie based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel "Dune" in the... Read more

Kes (1969)

Director: Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher

A charming, caring chronicle of the boyhood experiences of Billy, a Northern England miner's son who finds an injured Kestrel and nurses it back to he... Read more

Killer Joe (2011)

Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Gina Gershon, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Haden Church, Emile Hirsch, Juno Templ...

Following their earlier collaboration, "Bug", director William Friedkin and playwright Tracy Letts re-team for 'a totally twisted deep-fried Texas red... Read more

Le Quattro Volte ( Four Times ) (2010)

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Starring: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano

An unclassifiably brilliant reverie on life, death, nature and the splendours of Calabria, "Le Quattro Volte" is a deceptively simple and playfully ph... Read more

Lean on Pete (2017)

Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Amy Seimetz, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, Chloe Se...

Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter... Read more

Love, Simon (2018)

Director: Greg Berlanti
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's... Read more

Loves of a Blonde ( A Blonde In Love ) (1965)

Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Hanna Brejchova, Vladimir Pucholt, Vladimir Mensik

Milos Forman's great comedy is an acute satire of Czech daily life. The film focuses on the relationship of a factory girl and a touring piano player.... Read more