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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reactions to Spotlight are in and, WOW!

Many Oscars coming here is collection of reviews / responses after the first press showing of Spotlight at the Venice Film Festival in Italy this morning (Updated regularly)

At Venice Fest,' Spotlight' Exposes Sex Abuse by Priests

New York Times - 
VENICE, Italy — Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies. Specifically, the American director would like the pontiff to see his new film "Spotlight," a fact-based expose of sexual abuse by priests and its cover-up by the Roman Catholic ...

Venice film puts spotlight on Boston's pedophile priests

Reuters Canada - ‎14 minutes ago‎
VENICE (Reuters) - "Spotlight" starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of paedophile Roman Catholic priests deals with just a fraction of sexual predation in the Church, ...

Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism: Its An Exciting Time

Daily Beast - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The Oscar-nominated actor turned Marvel superhero opened up about his role as an investigative journalist in 'Spotlight' and where his activist streak comes from. Shop ▾. Mark Ruffalo, the breezy, floppy-haired two-time Oscar nominee from Kenosha, ...

Venice Film Review: 'Spotlight'

Variety - ‎1 hour ago‎
Courtesy of Open Road. September 3, 2015 | 02:35AM PT. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams play the Boston Globe journalists who shook the Catholic Church to its core in Tom McCarthy's measured and meticulous ensemble drama.

'Spotlight' Could Finally Bring Open Road a Best Pic Nom

Variety - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tom McCarthy's newsroom procedural boasts a well-oiled ensemble that is sure to catch the attention of voters this season. Kristopher Tapley. Co-Awards Editor @kristapley. Since launching in 2011 through a partnership between theater chains AMC ...

Hollywood casts uncomfortable Spotlight on Church abuse

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pope Francis still has to prove the Church is serious about addressing sex abuse by priests, according to the director of a major new film about how the damaging scandal was exposed in the United States.

'Spotlight': Venice Review

Hollywood Reporter - ‎3 hours ago‎
Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams play Boston Globe reporters trying to expose a cover-up of sexually abusive priests in Tom McCarthy's fact-based drama. A would-be All the Cardinal's Men, the less-than-resonantly titled Spotlight makes a ...

Spotlight review – Catholic church child abuse film decently tells an awful story

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
'Never hits the heights of passion but capably and decently tells an important story' ... Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight. Peter Bradshaw · @PeterBradshaw1. Thursday 3 September 2015 07.26 EDT Last modified on Thursday 3 September 2015 ...

'Spotlight' Venice Review: Michael Keaton Exposes the Catholic Sex Abuse ...

TheWrap - ‎23 minutes ago‎
“Spotlight” had its fair share of burdens to overcome: It deals with the Catholic church's sex abuse scandal, which has already been the subject of several powerful documentaries (including “Deliver Us from Evil” and “Mea Maxima Culpa”), and it's ...

Spotlight Recalls All the Presidents Men and Zodiac says Variety

Awards Daily (blog) - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Though All the Presidents Men and Zodiac are two of the greatest American films without a doubt, they really only have the newsroom in common. What they are about and how they tell their stories are vastly different. Zodiac, you could say, is All the ...

Venice Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams ...

Indie Wire (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
A film as passionate about the exposure of the corruption of one institution as it is ferociously proud of the integrity that can be shown by another, Tom McCarthy's scintillating, superb "Spotlight" may just be the best film about inspirational ...

Tom McCarthy’s thriller Spotlight has its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival Thursday. The true-life story tells follows the investigative Boston Globe team,...
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