Spotlight (2015)A stellar ensemble sells a strong script that doesn't bop the viewer… More A stellar ensemble sells a strong script that doesn't bop the viewer on the nose with the enough-said obviousness of the injustices at work here. It's a nice ode to the elbow grease and determination of journalism and the forces that beat on integrity along the way. It also humanizes the focal journalists enough to see how a story that big - the now infamous child abuse scandals in the Catholic church - affects each one of them in different, jarring, personal ways. With that grounded approach for our protagonists and the narrative momentum inherent with needing to pull the curtains back on this awful phenomena, the movie was engaging and mostly stirring throughout. Strong film.
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