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We enjoyed "Elizabeth is Missing", a 90 minute or so 2019 British film on Masterpiece starring Glenda Jackson. A real tour de force by Jackson, playing a woman in her 80s with Alzheimer's trying to figure out what happened to her sister 70 or so years earlier.  A murder mystery but more about Jackson's character and the others' reactions to her than anything else.

Just watched "Once Were Brothers", a short documentary from 2019 about The Band. Great stuff, especially for fans. Reminded me that I needed to watch again The Last Waltz. One of only two films I paid to watch twice at the theatre (the other was Ghandi, which I saw a few days before and again a few days after my first trip to India).

The Next Three Days - an interesting movie about a devoted husband (Russell Crowe) attempting to break his wife (Elizabeth Banks) out of prison.  A bit farfetched at times; especially the fact that Olivia Wilde, a single mother, is clearly interested in Russell Crowe and flashing her gorgeous eyes at him throughout the movie, but he'd rather risk life and limb to get his wife out of prison instead!

Tenet

I don't plan on watching this 2 more times to figure out what it was all about, like some others have advised. But my main grievance with it is the same one I have with many movies these days. Someone needs to slap those sound editors who allow the music and background noise to drown out all the dialogue. I couldn't hear 90% of what was being said, so no, I don't understand wtf was going on.

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Tenet

I don't plan on watching this 2 more times to figure out what it was all about, like some others have advised. But my main grievance with it is the same one I have with many movies these days. Someone needs to slap those sound editors who allow the music and background noise to drown out all the dialogue. I couldn't hear 90% of what was being said, so no, I don't understand wtf was going on.

THANK YOU so much.  I thought I was the only one who can't understand the dialogue for the sound effects and soaring background music.  This may be the old man in me, but it seems that many actors don't speak their lines as much as whisper them.

Nomandland -- Well of course Frances McDormand kills it again in this almost non-movie movie. As some of you may know the "plot point" in most movies comes around the 20 minute mark. Here it never shows up as our "nomad" wanders the west in her van in which she lives. The movie just goes from episode to episode and McDormand, who's in every scene, makes it hard to stop watching.

On Hulu.

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