Moving cinema about life, death and love
The Roxy Bar and Screen is perhaps one of London's best-kept secrets. Tucked away behind thick red curtains, the screening room has something of a speakeasy feel about it – expect comfy couches, cosy armchairs, leather sofas, tables and barstool all set in front of the big screen. Your ticket also includes any main dish from the Roxy menu before you tuck into the main event. If Julianne Moore's recent Oscar win peaked your interest, then now's a good time to check out Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's 2014 film, Still Alice. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. "It's extremely moving in the gentlest, most linear way, and the other performances are sterling, too." – The Telegraph "Julianne Moore guides us through the tragic arc of how it must feel to disappear before one's own eyes, accomplishing one of her most powerful performances by underplaying the scenario." – Variety Over 18s only. Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes. Dress code: smart casual.
"An effortlessly excellent film about a difficult subject."