Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo If you ever wondered why it is important to fight for the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Spotlight is for you.
It is a cautionary tale about why blind trust in any person or institution – especially the powerful and wealthy – is a serious error in judgement.
Spotlight, written and directed by Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent and The Visitor), is about the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe at the turn of the century who uncovered the huge paedophilia cover-up in the Catholic Church in Boston. What the team thought was a case of a few rogue predator priests ended up exposing a systemic cover-up by the faithbased institution with 1.2 billion souls in its spiritual net.
McCarthy masterfully builds the tension as the team of journalists – Mike Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Walter Robinson (Michael Keaton), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams) and Matt Carroll (Brian
EXPOSÉ From left: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Brian d’Arcy James in Spotlight