‘Spotlight’ Movie Review

‘Spotlight’ is a movie directed by Tom McCarthy starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo as a news team that is attempting to expose the Catholic Church. 

I decided that it was time to watch the Best Picture winner of 2015, especially since it was on Netflix. I’m not going to lie, this movie didn’t really appeal to me at all. It takes place in the early 2000’s which is when I was like 5 years old and I don’t really know anything about the Catholic church’s scandals. Regardless, this movie was pretty amazing.

Everyone in this movie really seems like they care about the story. Mark Ruffalo is a huge stand out, which makes me happy because he was my biggest crush as a kid. (Thank ’13 Going on 30′ for that). He along with everyone else in the movie just had that quiet, building intensity that you need in a movie like this. 

The part of this movie that really gripped me was how it portrays how a story is written and researched in the world of the newspaper. These reporters really end up being detectives, working on a single story for months and sometimes years. It actually makes me sad knowing how hard some of these people work even though the newspaper industry is basically nonexistent now. 

The story itself is really disgusting, but it will make you think as it’s something that is really important to be aware of. It rides the line of exposing the dark side of religion and handles it with class. I would definately recommend giving this a watch. Especially since it’s so easy to watch now.

9/10

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