STILL ALICE is not a great film, but Julianne Moore gives such a great performance of a woman slowly slipping into the black abyss of nothingness, that it elevates the film to very good. Moore plays Dr. Alice Howland, a renowned Columbia University linguistics professor and a happily married wife with three grown children. She begins to notice issues with her memory and, after meeting with her doctor, is diagnosed with a devastating disease that not only affects her life, but her entire family’s lives as well. Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish give good performances as Moore’s supportive children. Moore’s husband, played by Alec Baldwin, does a serviceable job, but another actor with more warmth might have been a better choice.