I first noticed this phenomen a few years ago with a Nicole Kidman movie. She was mumbling. Then I noticed that with the enhanced sound in most movies these days, the actors (and actresses and that what I call women who act - "ACTRESSES" - give me a break on calling them "ACTORS") mumble. I guess the powers-that-be who produce and direct these movies think that is realistic but:
The past few weeks I binged watch "The White Queen". Not only did I have to get passed the English accent (thank goodness their accent wasn't a Cockney accent) but I swear, they spent half the movie whispering.
Now I'm binge watching "The Wire." Not much whispering but man oh man, the lingo. The street talk. I need subtitles. I tried watching a whole episode without the sub titles and I didn't understand A THING.
Now that I have sub-titles I can binge watch in the Tipton Cinema to my heart's content.