Speculative fiction has always been allegorical. The alternate worlds, be they in the future or some alternate plane of existence, are meant to illuminate and comment on our own when the culture of the current moment does not invite the sort of commentary the author is looking to make.
Tag: Kristen Stewart
Still Alice absolutely deserves an acting award, for Kristen Stewart.
Assayas has provided his three actresses with a script that really allows them to showcase their acting chops -- Stewart in particular is a minor revelation.