Cinephile No. 488 “Still Alice”

Alzheimer’s frightens me more than most diseases; early on-set Alzheimer’s terrifies me. “Still Alice” painted a heartbreaking picture of those fears. The thing I like most about myself is my mind. All of my other abilities could fade away, but as long as I was able to learn and make new memories the world would still be a bright space. Julianne Moore conducts a master class in performance as she moves the audience to fully comprehend the pain and emotional turmoil as little tasks, names and things you have learned slowly fade away. She made me better understand my fear and the challenges of those I love who have fought and lost this disease. When acting is really great, it forces you to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. “Still Alice” does precisely that. 


Thanks for entering my world,