Julianne Moore has never been better, and I honestly mean that. It's a bold statement to make seeings as how she's given countless extraordinary performances, I know, but I think I mean it. I may not have seen Magnolia as of right now, so this statement may change, but Still Alice may just be her greatest performance yet. It's a heartbreaking movie and in large, it's thanks to Moore. She elevates this film to a whole other level. A level I don't think any other actor could've taken it to.
This is going to sound like a rather odd point to make, I know, but the fact that it's told through Alice's perspective adds to the overall heartbreak. Hold on, let me explain. In the film, we see everything through Alice's eyes and we hear everything through her ears. If she says something didn't happen, it didn't happen. We didn't see it happen either. If she says she was looking for her phone last night, we think she was looking for her phone last night, only to be confronted by Alec Baldwin saying that that was a month a go. It's difficult to explain, but it's a point worth making, and when you see the film, you'll understand where I'm coming from... hopefully.
To sum up, Still Alice features what could possibly be Julianne Moore's best performance to date, the film is held together by a strong emotional thread and is edited together brilliantly, even if there's not quite enough story to go around.