Spotlight (trailer)


I somehow missed this when I was putting together my list of upcoming unmissable films.

Spotlight is getting lots of, er, spotlight as it is already being talked about as a serious contender for Best Picture.

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Early reviews have been very good for Tom McCarthy’s newspaper drama, with critics impressed by the film’s unshowy, workmanlike approach to the story, and for the excellent work of its ensemble cast.

The cast alone should make you want to see it: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schrieber, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, and John Slattery


The investigative journalist drama is drawing favourable comparisons to All the President’s Men, which is high praise indeed.


Tom McCarthy, who directed well-respected indie features The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win, was mauled by critics earlier on this year for the Adam Sandler comedy The Cobbler, but now looks poised to be a critical darling.

This is not McCarthy’s first experience with journalism as a topic in fiction: he played a newspaper reporter in Season Five of The Wire.



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