A Look at the Movies

Rated R

2 hours 10 minutes

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Since the year 1976 “All The President’s Men” has been the gold standard for expose journalism. “Spotlight” now has that distinction. The hard hitting docudrama about the Boston Globe’s investigative reporters uncovering the pedophile priest cover-up in the Boston Archdiocese.

“Spotlight” assembled a marvelous cast to tell the Pulitzer Prize winning story. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams doggedly digging and digging further until they final had their story. The subtle and not so subtle pressure applied by the Insiders to protect the system no matter what.

An Oscar for Best Supporting Actor may be in the offing for Stanley Tucci. And what a performance he gives as Mitchell Garabedian, the eccentric, deeply suspicious lawyer for the sex abuse victims

“Spotlight” is one of a mere handful of exceptional movies this year that can expect to be showered with Oscar nominations. It’s hard hitting, perceptive and vigorously gripping. “Spotlight” has everything in a classic movie that guarantees the film getting 4 stars.

Of course, “Spotlight” won’t attract the sizable crowds going crazy over “The Hunger Games”. But that’s their problem.

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