Why to Watch - Spotlight

This is sort of the reason we came up with “journalists being baddasses” category. The quintessential investigative journalism film, it has everything. Exposing of terrible crimes via a slow burn of obstacles, yup. Coffee drinking, fighting deadlines, navigating through red tape to get the job done, yup. Mark Ruffalo, yup. I typically don’t like to pick favorites but this is Rex’s top pick for this genre.



Spotlight (2015) Biography, Crime, Drama | 129min | November 20, 2015 (United States) 8.1
Director: Tom McCarthyWriter: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthyStars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdamsSummary: When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. —Open Road


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