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Spotlight

This movie has gotten very good reviews. This is a movie about the Boston Globe investigating the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in 2000-2002.

Michael Keaton stars as the head of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, a small group of reporters who specialized in long term investigations. One day a new editor in chief comes in and he wants the  team to follow up on a story about a priest convicted of sexual abuse.

This is a good movie. It is nice to see the old fashioned ways of reporting, knocking on doors, taking notes, and looking at old newspapers on microfilm.  The movie makes good use of its Boston setting.

The acting is good.  Michael Keaton is good, possibly better than he was in Birdman.  Mark Ruffalo is good as one reporter who is a lapsed Catholic. Racheal McAdams is good but she is the fourth lead or maybe fifth lead.  Richard Jenkins pops up in a voice only role.

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