Hi, I'm from the future. Just stopping in on my way to the past to say that I found the editing in Tenet to be bad enough to Google it and find this story. The whole movie felt relentless and devoid of quiet moments for character development, so it was interesting to read what you said about Jen Lame's normal style.
I'd lay a lot of it at Nolan's door, but there's a dinner scene near the beginning between The Protangonist and the leading lady which COULD have been a moment of quiet before the storm. Sadly, the editing was so choppy it left me dizzy, constantly cutting between the two actors seemingly at random, irrespective of who was talking or where they were in the dialogue. I would love to see some behind the scenes of who thought this was a good idea, but it reminded me of that dinner scene near the beginning of Bohemian Rhapsody. Was she just making the most of bad directing (as the editor was in Bohemian Rhapsody)? I mean this is Nolan, so it shouldn't be that, but she's supposed to be a good editor! It's all very confusing. Much like the film as a whole, I guess.