July 21, 2016

Cinemascope: Spotlight

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2015.

Plot line: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

I lived here in the Boston area during this timeframe, and was outraged and heartbroken by the findings of the Boston Globe. This movie is really well done with superb acting by everyone in the cast. It's focus is more on the investigators, and that helps temper some of the emotions you'll feel as you watch this one. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the death of investigative journalism impacts us all and we are poorer for it.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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