The film earned its Academy awards through its deft retelling of the story of the investigative reporting team that uncovered the systematic cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests in the archdiocese of Boston. But Spotlight did not tell the whole story.
There is no bigger night on the Hollywood calendar than the Academy Awards where stars shine at their best. This is the most prestigious award in the film industry where no red carpet enjoys such scrutiny and no event attracts a guest list so star studded.
Spotlight is not just the story of the church in turmoil. It is the story of the abuse and perversion of power that echoes all too familiarly through our entire society. The work of the Boston Globe reporters should be celebrated.
As the credits begin to run for Spotlight you are presented with hundreds of cities, states and nations affected by the Church's denial. But as Robbie points out -- everyone knew something was going on.
Brilliant acting, pacing, script and economy make the true story Spotlight a well deserving whisper candidate for an Oscar. Spotlight is about the decades of sex crimes within the Catholic Church that were uncovered by the Boston Globe in 2002.
I counted no fewer than a half-dozen films being touted by different bloggers as "the best film of the year" before I even arrived in Canada. A couple of those turned out to be far less impressive than the hype would have you believe.
I'm gonna come straight out and say it: I loved the second season of True Detective. Go ahead and toss your rotten fruit at my head. I've been hankering for jam. Did I love every single aspect of True Detective 2? Not quite. But my problems number just a couple.
Southpaw begins and ends with boxing matches. The two hours between are filled with life's battles. Some spill into the boxing ring. But the battles of daily life are not so cleanly configured, nor can life's other cut men stop the bleeding of the soul. That may be a more personal struggle.
Rachel McAdams and her True Detective co-star Taylor Kitsch have reportedly been dating, and Dish Nation obtained exclusive photos of the two together on July 18 in which an eyewitness revealed the couple was "canoodling."
Although the second season of True Detective on HBO has a lot of the same names attached to it behind the camera, the new iteration of the title which just premiered bears scant resemblance to last year's bravura bayou noir mini-series.