Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Helena Bonham Carter
When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by
When the new Editor of the Boston Globe, Martin Baron (who is Jewish), has a personal meeting with Cardinal Bernard Law at his residence, the Cardinal hands Baron a package. When Baron goes back to his car and opens the package, it is a large copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Law requested such a Catechism at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome in 1985, to deal with the changes wrought by Vatican II. It was completed in 1992, and it was the first universal catechism issued by the Church in over 400 years. See more »
Some characters use the term "9/11" to describe the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which were very recent. However, 9/11 was used almost immediately afterward. On September 13, 2001, the New York Times announced The New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund, a "special campaign to raise money for the victims of the attack on the World Trade Center." See more »
It won best film, deservedly so. This is a film that resonated with me long after I watched it. The complicated tale of the investigation of paedophile priests in Boston and the publication of it is told in riveting fashion by Tom Macarthy who does not waste a frame or a scene to anything less than the plot or character development. I never felt the running time or in any way disbelieved any of the actors in their portrayals.
Keaton seems to be on a total roll at the moment and he is excellent as the head of Spotlight but the whole ensemble seemed to put in a real shift. This felt like a documentary at times and I could feel the audience around me leaning forward as each new revelation is uttered.
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