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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.

Labyrinth ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

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

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

Last Goodbye (2004)

5.2/10
Director: Jacob Gentry
Starring: David Carradine, Faye Dunaway, Maggie Blye, Clementine Ford, Chris Rydell

Rich, character-driven drama finds the lives of six people converging over the course of a sweltering summer day. A successful TV actress (Clementine... Read more

Licorice Pizza (2021)

7.3/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim, Sasha Spielberg

LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written... Read more

Mad Detective (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Wai Ka-fai, Johnnie To
Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Ka Tung Lam, Andy On, Lee Kwok Lun, Kelly Lin

Back together again, directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai have set incendiary cinematic material ablaze to create a quirkry action-drama. Exposing the... Read more

Mad Detective (Blu-ray) (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Wai Ka-fai, Johnnie To
Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Ka Tung Lam, Andy On, Lee Kwok Lun, Kelly Lin

Back together again, directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai have set incendiary cinematic material ablaze to create a quirkry action-drama. Exposing the... Read more

Marley (2012)

8/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the de... Read more

Marley (Blu-ray) (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Bob Marley

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. "Marley" is the de... Read more

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

6.7/10
Director: Alexandre O Philippe
Starring: Veronica Cartwright, Roger Corman

Memory: The Origins of Alien explores the origins of director Ridley Scott's works on the Alien franchise. The film includes original story notes, rej... Read more

Midnight in Paris (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates, Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Rachel...

Writer/director Woody Allen's hit comedy stars Owen Wilson as Gil, an American writer vacationing in Paris with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams). While st... Read more

Moon (2009)

7.9/10
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Kay...

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of a three-year tour as the lone inhabitant of a lunar outpost that harvests a clean fuel source to send ba... Read more