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SPOTLIGHT (USA 2015) ***1/2
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Jamey Sheridan
Review by Gilbert Seah
SPOTLIGHT deals with the cover-up by the institution known as the Catholic Church of their priests committing the unspeakable sin of child molestation. But it is not so much a revelation drama – as everyone knows the fact already after the news has already spread – but how the Boston Glove uncovered the fact.
SPOTLIGHT is the account, based on actual events, that the words claim at the start of the film to add credibility of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that rocked the city and eventually the world. The characters are the “Spotlight” team of reporters. These are investigative reporters who pick a controversial topic and take it all out to provide…
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