The Morning After: Jan. 11, 2016

Welcome to The Morning After, where I share with you what movies I’ve seen over the past week. Below, you will find short reviews of those movies along with a star rating. Full length reviews may come at a later date.

So, here is what I watched this past week:


Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama about the Spotlight team at the Boston Globe as they begin to uncover a scandal of abuse and cover-up at the Boston Archdiocese over the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests.

Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian James D’Arcy, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup in an incredibly strong ensemble, the film carefully takes the audience through the myriad revelations that occurred behind the scene at the Boston Globe as they struggle to make a case that withholds scrutiny in a town so entrenched with the Catholic Church that even the whiff of impropriety could be met with ostracization.

McCarthy’s fascinating script showcases what real journalists once did to discover the truth and hold the powerful accountable. It may not be immediately timely taking place so long after the events depicted, but in a culture that’s becoming less obsessed with investigation and more with spin, it’s a vital film for our times. It’s a well made, engaging pic that may burn slow, but burns hot and strong as the film rallies to a stunning conclusion.

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