Saturday, January 02, 2016


Over the last couple of years, Sharon and I have tried to see most of the Oscars nominated films. Trying to get a jump on this year's films, Morgan, Sharon and I went to see Spotlight. Unlike past years, I googled a number of sites this year trying to find out which films the critics thought would be nominated. Spotlight seems to be on the top of everyone's list.

Spotlight is about The Boston Globe's Spotlight team and its investigation into the widespread Catholic priest child sex abuse cases in the Boston area. Spotlight is the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States. The film is based on a series of stories by the real Spotlight Team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery. Keaton plays the head of the Spotlight team.

I thought the film was very well done. In my opinion, it is a much better film than The Big Short. Sharon rated the film an 8.5 on a scale of 10. I would give it a B+.

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