Mr. Holmes

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I found Mr Holmes a beautiful film, about old age humbling the once powerful mind of the 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes. I loved how they interwove his snatches of memory and scenes of his fragile life as a beekeeper in the country with a smart young boy and the boy's mother, who is Holmes' housekeeper. I enjoyed the unexpected strange glass musical instrument in one thread and the post-war visit to Japan in the other. Holmes often commented on the fiction he had become through Watson's writings, which seemed like an excuse to take liberties with Holmes' behaviour.