Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Helena Bonham Carter
When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by
Matt Damon was considered for the role of Michael Rezendes, which ultimately went to Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this film, while Damon starred in The Martian (2015) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Leading Actor the same year. See more »
Toward the end of the movie, Boston Globe trucks hauling newspapers leave the garage. A few 2010 and newer heavy duty trucks are beside 2001 Ford F-800s. See more »
Wonderful drama about the importance of investigative journalism
Everything about this movie is outstanding -- the performances, the way the true events are handled, the cinematography. In this day of digital news, this movie makes us stand back and realize what we may lose in the way of investigative journalism as we slowly kill off print media.
The lengths the directors go to to achieve a sense of authenticity is remarkable. We are there in Boston in 2001-2002. We get to know enough about each character to make him or her real, but not enough to create side dramas. The focus remains the child abuse scandal in the archdiocese in Boston. That reflects the conflict the characters face and deal with when events make them rethink the focus of their article.
The movie is riveting, though we know the outcome.
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