“This Film is the Current Front Runner for Best Picture”

In Reviews, Spotlight-movie by PhilSaviano

New York Post | September 15, 2015
By Lou Lumenick

My favorite film at the Toronto Film Festival is probably also the Oscar front-runner at this moment: Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,’’ a crackling, important account of how the Boston Globe doggedly pursued its Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé of the Catholic Church’s longtime system of covering up sexual abuse of minors by more than 100 local priests.

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d’Arcy James play the Globe’s crack “Spotlight” investigative team, which reports to assistant managing editor Ben Bradlee Jr. (John Slattery), whose dad was the legendary Washington Post editor you may be familiar with from “All the President’s Men.’’

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