Film Disquisition
Film Disquisition
Jan 15, 2021
Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 27: Still Alice
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Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben as they journey through an actor’s filmography in an effort to definitively determine that actor’s best movie, using a very real and refined review process.
In Volume 2 of the series, Vanessa and Toben are seeking out the best Kristen Stewart movie.

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Still Alice
Lydia Howland is an aspiring actress living in Los Angeles with two roommates, working her way through the local theater scene. One day, her mother, a linguistics professor at Columbia, visits and takes her out for lunch, where she asks Lydia about reconsidering her career path. While visiting her family for Christmas, Lydia notices that her mother, Alice, is having trouble remembering people she just met. Lydia and her siblings later learn this is a symptom of Alice’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which in this case is familial. Her siblings both get tested for the disease, but Lydia chooses not to find out if she’ll one day suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s. Lydia visits again while in town for a play, joining Alice for walk and talk about the future, where Alice again pushes Lydia about her career options. During a family dinner, Lydia argues with her sister about how best to help Alice deal with the disease and the related stress. After her mother decides to give a speech at an Alzheimer’s conference, Lydia encourages Alice to incorporate more of her personal voice to the speech. Alice does and the speech is very well received. As Alice’s condition worsens, Lydia moves in to help take care of her – spending the days out on walks with her and reading to her plays about love. 

Current Rankings:

  1. Camp X-Ray
  2. Clouds of Sils Maria
  3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  4. Snow White and the Huntsman
  5. Speak
  6. Welcome to the Rileys
  7. The Runaways
  8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  9. Adventureland
  10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  11. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  12. Zathura
  13. On The Road
  14. Panic Room
  15. Twilight
  16. The Yellow Handkerchief
  17. The Messengers
  18. The Safety of Objects
  19. Fierce People
  20. In The Land of Women
  21. Into The Wild
  22. Cold Creek Manor
  23. Catch That Kid
  24. The Cake Eaters
  25. Jumper
  26. What Just Happened
  27. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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