Excerpt: Il lungo elenco finale, che mette in fila tutte le città nelle quali sono scoppiati scandali sessuali nel clero locale è la chiusa efficacissima e necessaria per mostrare che non si può e non si deve abbassare la guardia.
Excerpt: Spotlight, the film based on the Boston Globe investigation of the Church’s handling of pedophile priests, is sparse, direct, and straightforward. It is a sharp film that does not sensationalize the issue and which gives an intelligent version of the events as they occurred.
Excerpt: Genial propuesta que desde la aparente sencillez estructural triunfa dentro del género del cine de investigación periodística. Fantásticamente dispuesto e interpretado, estamos ante un estremecedor y terriblemente veraz drama humano. Grande.
Excerpt: Spotlight is the kind of film that takes on the Big Subject with modesty and self-reflection, drawing the viewer into the world of the reporters and culture of Boston in 2001 to better understand the scope of everything that’s at stake.
Excerpt: …doesn’t have the cinematic sweeping grandeur of Pakula’s 1976 film, instead focusing on the day to day doggedness required to uncover heavily shrouded secrets and how easily a community, including its reporters, can miss evidence right out in the open.
Excerpt: Spotlight is built on small moments which portend far bigger ones, on the pebbles that create tidal waves. It’s telling that the most suspenseful moment in the film is a montage of the Spotlight team using rulers to mark names in a directory before entering the data into Excel.
Excerpt: Spotlight is about the process and pain of pure investigative journalism. We catch brief glimpses of the psychological effects of burying the truth, but this is not the victims’ story, it’s the reporter’s journey from rumor to devastating fact.
Excerpt: It is easy to forget the power and influence of newspapers as it has declined so steeply barely a decade after the article was published, but a film like Spotlight is a wonderful reminder of the unique place print media has in culture.
Excerpt: It is going to be cat nip for real-life journalists more so than the average viewer, but still, this is solid, mature filmmaking about journalism that seems to get that line of work right and should be seen.
Excerpt: McCarthy, cast, and crew continuously driving home the notion that it’s time to no longer stay silent is crucial to the film’s success. They let emotion rise to the surface and make this case more than a mystery to solve.
Excerpt: É duro de ver e não tem nenhuma história paralela facilitadora. São apenas jornalistas que se dedicam exclusivamente a isso, às vezes com prejuízo da vida pessoal, porque o público precisa de saber e os culpados terão de ser afastados das potenciais vítimas.
Excerpt: And the underlying drama is a murder tale, shining a spotlight on the slow death of the American newspaper, whose traditions of independence and diligence have made possible the exposure of the kinds of horrors spotlighted here.