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Hunter Parrish
Toronto Film Review: 'Still Alice'

LOS ANGELES ( - When the movies deal with Alzheimer's, they nearly always approach it from the vantage of the family members who are painfully forgotten as loved ones lose their memories. Julianne Moore guides us through the tragic arc of how it must feel to disappear before one's own eyes, accomplishing one of her most powerful performances by underplaying the scenario -- a low-key approach that should serve this dignified indie well in limited release. Based on the novel by neuroscientist Lisa Genova, "Still Alice" gives new meaning to the phrase, "It happens to the best of us." Columbia professor Alice Howland is the sort of character who, even...