THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

SPOTLIGHT (2015)


#120 of the 2015 movie countdown just might be the best of the year. The brand new Spotlight depicts the Boston Globe's investigative team in the process of investigating the Boston archdiocese and their cover-up in the abuse of children by priests. This is strong stuff told unflinchingly and seemingly accurately. A stellar cast (Michael Keaton, Liev Schrieber, Rachel McAdams and especially Mark Ruffalo) along with excellent writing and direction (by Tom McCarthy) pays homage to investigative journalism and also makes you fear that this type of patient, thorough, important reporting may go by the wayside. Well done, gripping and highly recommended.

TLA one-word review: riveting