• Gareth Crook

Spotlight (2015)

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

One of those films that although told in a dramatised fashion, has the backbone in its story that means it's anything but throw away. Genuinely shocking, but brought to the screen exceedingly well. I can't imagine that the church is much of a fan. Despite the fact that these stories seem almost commonplace in the media now, it's no bad thing to sit down for a couple of hours and be slowly immersed in the gravity of it. Perhaps it could've delved deeper, but it's not a documentary and there's something to be said in ensuring this is accessible. Ruffalo is excellent, as is Keaton. Liev Schreiber's performance is understated brilliance, but there's not really a bad turn anywhere in the cast. Heart wrenching.


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