Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Bill Pullman, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins
Release: November 22nd, 2019
Spotlight meets Erin Brockovich, and that’s fine, that’s watchable, but I hope there’s more beyond that to make Dark Waters a truly special film, because the story being told here is one that deserves our attention. This is happening, this is real, this is life for so many people, and it needs to change; films like this don’t tilt the world on its axis, but they can at least bring attention, and that’s a start. Other than Carol, I don’t like Haynes much, and I don’t expect this narrative to fit into his typical style, but we know that Mark Ruffalo can pull off a role like this, he’s an excellent professional, so I trust him to do the plot justice. Everything taken into account, I expect this film to be solid, and I want to support its message, because it’s something people need to hear.