Spotlight is an American biographical drama film of 2015 by Tom McCarthy. McCarthy himself and Josh Singer wrote it. The film follows The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team. This is the oldest yet continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States. It investiges into cases of widespread systematic child sex abuse in Boston by the Roman Catholic priests. This series is based on stories by the real Spotlight team. Spotlight earned The Globe in 2003 and Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Liev Schreiber and Billy Crudup.
Spotlight gives you the feel of a nuts-and-bolts investigation. Blocked avenues that circumvented or somehow opened dealing with abused persons. They work against the unlimited powers of the church and its supporters. It interact with people who are not only helpful but also have an agenda.
Tom McCarthy’s ‘Spotlight’ is the finest film on Journalism. This is a fierce, powerful and unforgettable movie that brings a true stories to spotlight. With an Ensemble that delivers like never before. Screenplay and direction are so strong that you can’t even move. ‘Spotlight’ is a major achievement from every corner of filmmaking.
The director, who also wrote the story along with Josh Singer, uses his narrative skills masterfully. The film relies heavily on its insightful dialogues and well defined characters. Mainly there’s a very little action but the story itself is thoroughly engrossing.
Michael Keaton is astonishing, deliver a powerful, classy performance. Mark Ruffalo is top-notch, as always. The powerhouse talent takes upon his character, like a fish takes to water. Rachel McAdams is a revelation. She surprises you with a nuance, affecting performance. Brian d’Arcy James is terrific. Live Schreiber is excellent. John Slattery stands on his own with shine in the scenes he’s in.
This film is highly recommended. This powerful exposure of the sexual crimes against children should be required viewing by all.