Dark Waters may not be Todd Haynes’ most beautiful film, but it may yet prove to be among his most important.
Given the precipitous Internet-driven decline of print journalism over the past decade, Spotlight vividly reminds us of the clout of a local newspaper speaking truth to power.
Begin Again is a film with considerable flaws and strengths. The later include stellar performances by Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, and Hailee Steinfeld.
Most of HBO’s “The Normal Heart” is a pretty decent adaptation of the 1985 stage script, with some good things added, including an effective pre-credit section set on Fire Island in 1982.