Shooting features, TV movies and series since 1986.
Bravo for Jim.
What do you expect from these HUGE corporations? Ethics?
Be sure to clarify with the production designer / art director / propmaster that any glasses be treated with an anti-glare coating. This is not too expensive but may take a couple of days to have done.
Also, talk to the actor. Make them understand your dilemma. They will often help you with the angle of the glasses or their look. Maybe they might have their character take off the glasses when you come in for closeups...
After a few years I found that I only used a director's viewfinder to show the director exactly what was in frame. For example, he (or she) might complain about too many practical lamps on a film set, but by showing them the shot, you would only actually see one through the finder. Also, in these post-film days, the director can see the shot earlier as you set up, so less need for a viewfinder. The Artemis is definitely super-quick to use too...
APART from cheap language... (etc)?
Surely you mean "When you consider cheap language...(etc)". The way you phrase it, it sounds like cheap language (etc) is the only thing you LIKE. Or is this just an example of our postliterate society?
In one of the greatest ever (horror) films, 'The Haunting' (1963 version!), we're introduced to timid protagonist Eleanor, who has been looking after her invalid mother for many years, and now broke and dependant on her sister, is looking for a new life. It's a beautiful arc to the character and script. A movie with great cinematography, directed by Robert Wise (editor of 'Citizen Kane').