Sunday, 31 January 2016

#6 SPOTLIGHT





Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael eaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiver, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. Written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. Directed by Tom McCarthy. Running time 129 minutes.  Budget $20 million.

Not a light-hearted biopic of the creation of the London based actors casting agency that I was lead to believe, but a serious and extremely shocking retelling of the Boston Globe's investigation into the despicable activities of a number of Catholic priests who were also pedophiles, which in the end exposed 249 of the disgusting sacks of shit. The cover up by the Catholic Church and the authorities and the lengths they went to to keep the truth secret is both shocking, and deeply offensive, particularly in light of the fact the abuse was known about to have been going on since the early 1960s.

This is a fantastically well written and acted film, with all the ensemble cast deserving much kudos for their work. The direction is work-man-like but the writing is excellent.

I found this a powerful and important film which deserves to be seen.

9/10

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