Spotlight, 2015

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“Golfing is not a verb.”

Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, and Billy Crudup are excellent.

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton (stage name!) are a little contorted playing Bostonians; Rachel McAdams’ character is a cliche’; there’s the colleague who is the family guy; the church boosters are predictable too.

It is a massive story (albeit one that is slightly old).  The movie speaks a bit to the role and responsibility of major newspapers but that too is dated.  Still, the role of a muckraker…

Ben Bradlee, Jr. is the son of Ben Bradlee.