Dark Waters ★★★★

a jet black legal drama about slowly realizing that we all live in the jaundiced, sickly glow of american institutions and a new stone cold classic of ruin-the-rest-of-your-night cinema. a foundational, “respected” corporation can intentionally poison every single one of us for decades and if we sacrifice our bodies & spend decades of our lives in the monotonous hell of proper channel resistance we just might be able to cost them one half of one year’s profit. im really taken with how haynes managed to take something that on a scene-by-scene basis doesn’t appear to stray too far from unassuming biopic territory but in look and mood feels almost apocalyptic. sorta like if The Insider was shot like a horror movie; a benihana logo has never been more terrifying.

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