Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Still Alice

The Mind Matters series at the Grandin Theatre showed Still Alice this week. I confess that it was difficult to watch for a bit, and I had to confront how much of my identity is tied up in my intellect (a lot) while I watched it. I also confess that I just naturally don't care for Kristin Stewart, so her character had a big hurdle to overcome for me, but she did an amazing job and was my favorite character by the end. Julianne Moore delivers a brilliantly subtle performance, so nuanced you don't realize the spell she is casting until you are fully enthralled. Very nicely done, and worthy of the conversation it inspires.