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Oscars 2015: A sudden surge for Julianne Moore and 'Still Alice'
Oscars 2015: A sudden surge for Julianne Moore and 'Still Alice'

Pundits like to compare the Toronto International Film Festival‎ and the awards season it kicks off to a modern presidential primary. We know the big names coming in--they have, after all, in a sense declared their candidacies months before-- so the festival serves mainly to separate contenders from pretenders in this pre-selected field. Every once in a while, though, a candidate lands from out of nowhere, jolting the race and seizing momentum like Bill Clinton at a 1992 straw poll. That pretty much the dynamic of Julianne Moore and “Still Alice,” the Alzheimer’s drama that premiered at Toronto last week. Directed by the indie helmers Richard Glatzer and Wash...

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