Spotlight

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“Spotlight” is

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.

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Spotlight is incredibly entertaining and extremely well made.

Check out some of the cast! This powerful ensemble is one reason why it’s so amazing:

Mark Ruffalo
Michael Keaton
Rachel McAdams
Liev Schreiber
Stanley Tucci
Billy Crudup
-Many more

There are many more A-listers in this film. One can’t help but wonder if they wanted to lend their names to decry something this big and this powerful about the church.

My conclusion:

We have a system of law that is faulty. We also have a system of the free press which is flawed. Put them together and you have a flawed but highly capable system, more so than any other I know of in the world.

This movie is about the free speech/reporting side. We see reporters acting as humanitarian heroes. For so long, no one said anything about this perversion of the church. These reporters get more and more to the core of reporting it, they just can’t stop. It is exciting to watch and feel a part of in real time. Another film that could easily be the film of the year. If you’re a human who feels things, go see it!

Author: Damien Riley

I write film reviews & record 2 film podcasts: The Damien Riley Podcast and Talking Stars. Thanks for reading and listening, see you at the movies!

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