Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Hollywood friends have been touting SPOTLIGHT as an Oscar contender, I can see why. Certainly Mark Ruffalo, whose acting skills I often admire but sometimes find mannered, creates an indelibly and uniquely realistic character and deserves a nomination for it. As may Michael Keaton. And everyone else in the cast, except maybe John Slatterly, kicks major acting ass too.

The directing and editing give the film an accelerating dramatic drive that turns a fairly straightforward investigative journalism story into a tense and emotionally rewarding ride. The writing could have been better here and there but overall works to make the film and the story engaging.

I recommend it.

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