Spotlight (Tom McCarthy – 2015) A-

A movie about one small team of Boston Globe journalists and their investigation. It is solid, fascinating and important. The setting is Boston and the investigation is into the Catholic church’s decades long cover-up of priests abusing children. I really like movies about people doing their jobs and doing them well and this is such a movie. It has a sharp-eyed focus on the investigation with its twists, turns and discoveries. It does not concern itself too much with these journalists’ personal lives or drama and that is fine. The well-told story and excellent performances keep us on board from the first few minutes to the closing credits.

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