Arts, Entertainment & Media

Mark of quality in films released to London cinemas this week

still alice

In the film, Julianne Moore plays a linguistics professor. Image: Sony.

This Friday, the film Still Alice will be released in cinemas, starring Julianne Moore as the protagonist.

In the film, she plays the part of a linguistics professor with Alzheimer’s disease and explores her struggles with coming to terms with the condition.

In order to understand the part Julianne interviewed patients with the disease and witnessed their suffering.

Like Eddie Redmayne, her outstanding performance has been rewarded with a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and an Oscar for Best Actress this year.

For sci-fi aficionados, check out a new movie exploring the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), Chappiefeaturing Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel—whose film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was released last week and topped UK’s box office over the weekend.

Like Ex Machina, Chappie questions the dangers and the possibilities of an AI with its own thoughts and feelings.

Finally, Desiree Akhavan portrays Shirin, an “Iranian, bisexual teacher” in Appropriate Behavioura LGBT themed comedy.

The film is part of the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival which will last from the 19th to the 29th of March. Dozens of LGBT themed films will be screened along with various activities such as debates, discussions or parties.

There’s still time to book tickets for the event.

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