Spotlight

Well I have now seen the Academy Award winning movie Spotlight basically twice. The language is coarse at times, but generally I think the movie is very good. According to Wikipedia:

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The film follows The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. It is based on a series of stories by the “Spotlight” team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

The first time I watched it with a friend from Latin America who spent some time in a Catholic seminary before he decided that this was not the place for him, (he also decided that the Roman Catholic Church was not for him as well). After the movie, he asked why people are not shooting Catholic priests. I don’t know the answer to that one although I have heard from one source anecdotally that Catholic priests in Ireland are warned not to go out in public with wearing priest clothing but I have not had that confirmed.
Spotlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay this year.

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