11 February 2016

Spotlight, 2015 - ★★★½

Of all the award films this was the one I was looking forward to the most. A great cast, an investigative journalism story and a director I like. Perhaps that level of anticipation was part of the reason why I was left slightly underwhelmed. Spotlight is a good film, full of engaging performances but for me it lacked any sense of urgency to make it really great. I thought I'd like the deliberately understated nature of the film but compared to the razzmatazz of The Big Short it left me a little disappointed.

February 11, 2016 at 10:00PM

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