Thursday, September 03, 2015

Venice 2015: 'Spotlight' Review

Spotlight is the best film director Tom McCarthy has made since The Station Agent. (This is not as high praise as it should be considering a few clunkers he's made in the interim.) It tells the true story of the Boston Globe reporters who investigated cover-ups in the Catholic Church in the early 2000s. Smart ensemble, brisk pacing, intelligently made: Spotlight might not be scintillating, but it's a job well done. I reviewed the film for Screen International.