Still Alice / by Kenneth Buff

If I were to only suggest one film for everyone to see this year, I would pick Still Alice. It's an incredible film, showing the mental degeneration of Alzheimer's with an unwavering hand. At a certain point as I was watching it I just stopped caring about wiping the tears from my eyes; the film was just too damn sad. But don't make the mistake of thinking that this is some depressing film you need to pass on because "it's too hard", that would be mistake. This film is sad, not because it feels hokey or sentimental, but because it feels real. From the people, to the situations, to their reactions, it all feels more than believable. It's a film about the reality of a disease that robs you of the one thing you should never have to live long enough to lose: yourself.