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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.

Force Majeure (2014)

7.3/10
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Clara Wettergren, Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Kristofer Hivju, Fanni Me...

Cannes observers were stunned that this provocative and improbably entertaining new film by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wasn't selected for competi... Read more

Garth Merenghi's Darkplace (2004)

Starring: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

When the Hellmouth opens beneath Darkplace Hospital in downtown Romford, kiddy doctor, Vietnam veteran and ex-warlock Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. (Garth Mer... Read more

Girl (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Lukas Dhont
Starring: Victor Polster

Lara, a 15-year-old girl who was born in a boy's body, is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. Read more

Girls Can't Surf (2020)

8.3/10
Director: Christopher Nelius

It's the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of fluro colours, peroxide hair and radical male egos. GIRLS CAN'T SURF follows the j... Read more

Giselle (2013)

7.7/10
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Gillian Murphy, Qi Huan

"Giselle" is acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of "Giselle". The classic story of love, erot... Read more

Grandma (2015)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Ellio...

Lily Tomlins no cuddly movie granny in this richly loaded comedy of inter-generational female camaraderie  and exasperation. Shes just sent her you... Read more

Grizzly Man (2005)

7.8/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Timothy Treadwell, Narrated by, Werner Herzog

Timothy Treadwell was a self-styled crusader for the Grizzly Bears of Alaska. After spending 13 summers living with and recording the animals he love... Read more

Herself (2020)

7/10
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Molly McCann, Clare Dunne, Ruby Rose O'Hara

The story of an Irish mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Read more

Katie Tippel (1975)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Monique Van De Ven, Rutger Hauer

The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she se... Read more

Labyrinth (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) wished her baby brother would be taken away by goblins, and now her wish has come true. Jareth (David Bowie), the Goblin Kin... Read more