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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.

Moon ( Blu-ray ) (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

Naked Youth (1960)

7/10
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Starring: Yoshiko Kuga

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men. Read more

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

7.4/10

Inseparable best friends and cousins Autumn and Skylar precariously navigate the vulnerability of female adolescence in rural Pennsylvania. When Autum... Read more

Nitram (2021)

7.2/10
Director: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Anthony LaPaglia, Essie Davis

Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred. Read more

Nobody Knows (2004)

8.1/10
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Yuya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu, Hanae Kim

Inspired by incredible true events, this is the story of 12-year-old Akira who one day finds a note from his mother saying she'll be gone for a while,... Read more

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski

A reverential remake of Murnau's classic by the perversely talented Herzog. Klaus Kinski's Count cannot match Schreck's original for sheer terrifying... Read more

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

7.7/10
Director: Mark Hartley
Starring: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Dennis Hopper, George Lazenby, Gregory Harrison,...

Celebrating a time when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and pedal-to-the-met... Read more

Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (2007)

7.9/10
Director: Ben Niles
Starring: Harry Connick Jr

Documentary filmmaker Ben Niles chronicles the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall, and the vanishing bree... Read more

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (2019)

8/10
Director: Ric Burns
Starring: Oliver Sacks

The life and career of the renowned neurologist and author, Dr. Oliver Sacks. Read more

Pale Flower (Blu-ray) (1964)

7.8/10
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Starring: Seiji Miyaguchi, Eijiro Tono

A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young wo... Read more