I was so excited to see Spotlight or many reasons. One having lived in Boston for 10 years, it is always interesting to see how cinematographers capture the beautiful & historic streets of Boston. Also, having been immersed in communications my whole life, I have a sincere respect for true journalism - the hard work & sacrifice that goes into uncovering the truth.
Spotlight is an incredible true story that follows a team of investigative journalists who work at the Boston Globe's Spotlight division. Spotlight specializes in long term, ground breaking investigations. Around 2001, a new Editor in Chief arrives at the Globe from Miami. There is an uncertain tone for the fate of those at the Globe, many fear changes & upheaval, even after surviving the acquisition by the New York Times. The new EIC directs Spotlight's leader, played by Michael Keaton, to look further into a string of sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, which takes the team on a journey of ground breaking discovery.
It is always exciting to see familiar places in Boston, specifically, the South End where our hotel Clarendon Square is located. The Buttery which is on one of the quaintest corners in the city is located just a few blocks from us. It is one of my favorite cafes. Also just a block from Clarendon Square, there is a touching scene filmed with Rachel McAdams & a victim at Titus Sparrow Park.
This true story is sensitively captured & written. Each member of the all star cast delivers, especially Mark Ruffalo who has a show stopping monologue that is raw & powerful. The cast, crew, writing all succeeds at delivering a suspenseful tone & emotional story. The ending credits reveal just how powerful the truth can be. GO. SEE. THIS. FILM.
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