Thomas McCarthy, VS 2015
language: English – subtitles: Dutch
Old-style journalism triumphs in the story of the real-life team who knocked on doors and scoured the cuttings library to reveal a scandal that may have begun centuries ago. Oscar best film 2015!
Spotlight is a movie of clarity and force: the true story of the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team and its 2002 campaign to investigate a church cover-up of child abuse by Catholic priests.
This is what the police work of investigative journalism looks like: the documents, the phone calls, the pre-web clippings, the expense of shoe leather in going out to interview people who don’t want to be interviewed. Spotlight doesn’t have the sensational thrills of Alan J Pakula’s All the President’s Men (1976), or for that matter David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007). And there are a few journo cliches. But it has the sinew of a really good procedural, underpinned by genuine moral outrage (The Guardian)
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