Based on a true story, “Spotlight” is about the Boston Globe uncovering the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Everything about this film is remarkable! The cinematography and editing and pacing is superb! The whole cast gave an incredible performance, especially Mark Ruffalo, Keaton & Schreiber. The actors really captivate the stress and emotions of covering up something so vile. Every single thing about “Spotlight” is just impeccable! The film never drags one bit thanks to the incredible script. Each and every scene feels important and rich. From beginning to end my eyes were glued to the screen.
This film will definitely be a strong contender come awards season. I think this film should be nominated for Best Picture, Best Directing, and lastly be nominated for its screenplay.
Anyways, who would have guessed that the director of “The Cobbler” (Tom McCarthy) would give us one of the best films of the year! He did a terrific job directing as well as co-writing the script with Josh Singer. Go watch “Spotlight” when you can! It’s a very thought-provoking film.
Rating – ★★★★