Tom McCarthy’s acclaimed drama pits the power of investigative journalism against the catholic church’s child abuse cover-up

 

Drawing comparisons to All the President’s Men for its no-nonsense depiction of newsroom minutiae, Spotlight steers clear of sensationalism as it follows the Pulitzer prize-winning Boston Globe reporters who uncovered rampant child abuse in the archdiocese of Boston, prompting similar investigations elsewhere. With a strong ensemble cast featuring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, it has won rave reviews and five academy award nominations, including Best Picture.

[Feb 29 update: Spotlight wins Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay]

Starts Feb 26, Burg, Haydn

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