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Spotlight

  • 2015
  • R
  • 127min
  • 96%
  • 8.1 / 10

Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigned a team of journalists to investigate allegations. The allegations were that a priest, by the name of John Geoghan, had molested more than 80 boys. Lead editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson, alongside reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll, and Sacha Pfeiffer then interviewed suspected victims and atempted to unseal douments to unearth one of the most covered up scandals among the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Boston Globe was founded in Boston Massachusetts in 1872 by Charles H Taylor. The paper is one of the top 25th most read papers in the United States and has won over 26 Pulitzer Prizes. The company was privately held until 1973 at which time it was purchased by The New York Times in 1993 for the sum of $1.1 billion. This was one of the must print purchases in New York History. The paper was sold to John W. Henry in 1993 for the sum of $70 million. It is historically known as 'one of the nation’s most prestigious papers.'

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Spotlight was released in 2015. This American biographical drama film was directed by Tom McCarthy. It was written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The film was based on the real-life happenings when the Boston Globe's 'Spotlight' team shown light on widespread child abuse in the Boston area by Roman Catholic priests. The film features the acting skills of Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, and Stanley Tucci, with Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup. The film made its debut at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. It was also shown at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. At the Academy Awards Spotlight won Best Picture, along with Best Original Screenplay, and was nominated for 3 other awards. The film was released to theaters by Open Road Films and grossed $98 million worldwide.