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'Still Alice' should earn Julianne Moore the Oscar she so deserves

Alice Howland is a woman of science, a Columbia University academic whose expertise is linguistics, the common ways babies learn languages as infants. So if anybody instantly grasps the consequences of what her neurologist tells her, it's Alice. She's been forgetting things, having "senior moments" and bouts of disorientation. She's smart enough to consider the possibility of a brain tumor. But no. The doctor uses the "A-word" Alzheimer's, "early onset." A brilliant woman at the peak of her career has to, in an instant, process that and what she stands to lose. Julianne Moore, one of the best actresses to never have won an Oscar, lets us...

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