Still Alice: Stilling the Tumultuous Waters of Alzheimer’s

It’s rare that a movie about a cause can toe the delicate line between raising awareness and being taken seriously without bordering on sheer triteness. Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s adaptation of Lisa Genova’s 2007 novel, Still Alice, proves able to do just this. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a brilliant linguistics …

The Academy Shirks Inside Llewyn Davis: Here’s Why

The Academy generally likes to throw people a surprise to trick them into thinking the awards selection process is mildly discerning and unpredictable. However, this year’s decision to exclude Inside Llewyn Davis from the list of nominees seems almost antagonistic toward those trying to actually make an artistic statement with …