Why Julianne Moore in Still Alice

February 24, 2015 12:07 AM

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There's no doubt Julianne Moore well deserved her Oscar for Best Actress in Still Alice. Her portrayal of a 50-year-old woman undergoing the early onset of Alzheimer's disease is heartbreaking and compassionate as she characterizes the deterioration and downfall of the life she loved and knew. The film is playing as part of the 2015 Glasgow Film Festival.

At the start of the film, she portrayed her character Alice as a confident, accomplished, tenured professor at a prestigious New York City university. She's a high-flying tiger mom as she interacts with her three adult children. With one son in medical school and one daughter (Kate Bosworth) as a la...

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