Saturday October 31, 2020

Cinema: Awkward questions get to the truth

Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight tells a riveting true story

31st January, 2016
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Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d’Arcy James in Spotlight

Spotlight; Directed by Tom McCarthy, Nationwide, 15A, Rating 5/5

Youth; Directed by Paolo Sorrentino; Selected, 15A, Rating 3/5

Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into clerical child sexual abuse. The news would split the city along tribal lines and bring about a crisis in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy. In 2001, the Boston Globe was starting to lose advertising revenue to the internet. The...

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