In the vein of Erin Brockovich and Spotlight, Dark Waters charts the marathon, eighteen-year legal investigation and fight to hold DuPont responsible for lethal contamination of water in and around Parkersburg, West Virginia. This gripping, true story uncovers DuPont’s appalling dumping of over seven thousand tons of the toxic, nonbiodegradable chemical known as C8 or PFOA.Read more
While the topic of whistleblowing is timely, this legal drama, inspired by true events, gets bogged down in dull procedural trivia. Back in 1998, Cincinnati corporate environmental defense attorney Robert Bilott was approached by a desperate West Virginia farmer, Wilbur Tennant who told him that toxic waste from DuPont was either causing disastrous birth defects and/or killing his cows.Read more
“A little gift from me to me.” That’s how A Fish in the Bathtub’s Sam Kaplan describes the title creature.
It also serves as an apt characterization of the movie itself, a long-delayed gift from gifted filmmaker Joan Micklin Silver. A Fish in the Bathtub debuted before the turn of the millennium. The 20th-anniversary restoration deftly illustrates Silver’s timeless talents — and time’s inevitable toll.
Maya Forbes’ episodic, autobiographical family comedy is based on her own confusing childhood in the late 1970s in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Read more