Mostly because of Julianne Moore's performance, her ability to brilliantly camouflage between strength and powerlessness in order to reveal honest layers of the human experience, Still Alice was one of the most touching and inspiring films I've seen in my life. It's more than about someone struggling with early-onset Alzheimers, though how they share that story with painful honesty, absent of shallow sentimentality is admirable. While watching this film, and days after, I was reminded of the fragility and strengths of life, memories, the dynamics involving those we love and that it's okay that they're not always perfect, and the relationship we create between ourselves and our dreams or endeavors. And it's not surprising this film was so well directed, given the life challenges in the directors' own lives. As hard as it is to watch this film, I highly recommend it, it's an important and beautiful one.
Review - A Field in England
A Field in England
Kind of exactly like Field of Dreams, only they're nightmares and this Kevin Costner of another dimension finds redemption through alchemy instead of baseball. And while at war he's suddenly forced to find a treasure hidden somewhere in a landscape sprinkled with magic mushrooms that have thankfully replaced boring sand-dusted bases. But don't worry, the tried and true magic of our beloved Field of Dreams is captured in this Field of heavenly nightmares. Because in life, we all need to fight our demons to see light...sometimes with a little help from our "friends", sometimes not. And thankfully, movies like this are made...so we can freak out all over again, at no cost to our health!
Oh and the music/sound is way better in this field, way better!