To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I read Michelle Gillett’s Tuesday column about her disappointment with this season’s "Downton Abbey." Has she seen this year’s Oscar movies? Dysfunctional families and the F word.

Tuesday, I went to see "August: Osage County" which is described as a dark comedy. I disagree. It’s just a dark, very bad adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The comedy’s gone and there are more ridiculous plot turns than Carter has little liver pills.

We picked a 3:40 show and there we lots attending, including about 30 nice Red Hat Ladies. They chattered happily through the trailers and then when the four-letter-words peppered our ears -- not a peep. The four-letter-word predominates this year’s films.

It was palliative to watch a re-airing of "The Goodbye Girl." I’m picking Bruce Dern’s Woody Grant in the film "Nebraska" as actor.

NANCY "SWIFY"

NIRENBERG

Stockbridge