Monday, February 22, 2016

Best Picture Review - Spotlight

The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team of reporters dig deep into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church.  Their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishments setting off a wave of revelations around the world.

Having recently watched All the President's Men, Spotlight felt like a modern day version with a more wide spread and heart wrenching impact on local communities. I was fully engaged throughout the entire movie.  I never got bored or disinterested.  Each new turn or seeming dead-end held my attention.  The fact that it was a true story made it increasingly interesting as well.  I was stunned by the lengths that the Catholic Church made to cover-up for the inhumane priests that were abusing children.  Many of them simply being reassigned to other areas of the country.  It was sickening and frightening, but seeking truth remains paramount from beginning to end with each reporter playing a crucial part in telling the whole story.  I believe this is an important movie for all to see.

My Rating: 4.5 stars

Other Nominations:
Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Directing (Tom McCarthy), Film Editing, Writing (Original Screenplay)

Have you seen Spotlight yet?

Andrea :)

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