Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Live Schriber.
Dir by Tom McCarthy.
There’s a reason why Spotlight is on the Oscar probables list. It has a riveting story, a devastating subject that revolves around questions of morality and ethics, confrontations, and superb performances. In 2002, the Spotlight investigative team at The Boston Globe published a scalding expose on child sex-abuse by Catholic priests and cover-ups by the Church. It won the team a Pulitzer. Director Tom McCarthy, who co-wrote the script, picks a cast who do justice to the original team. Michael Keaton is outstanding as Spotlight editor Walter Robinson, as are Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams). The tension revolves around the prospect of taking on the powerful Boston Archdiocese and also, as Globe deputy managing editor Ben Bradlee Jr...