I haven’t yet seen the movie “Spotlight,” but reader Tom C. sent me an email headed “Sockless in Toronto”, which said this:
I’m in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival sans socks because they have been blown off by a movie I felt I should give you a heads-up about as it doesn’t open in the states until Nov. 6. “Spotlight” is the story of six Boston Globe reporters who uncovered the cover-up of child molestation by the Archdiocese of Boston. To say the movie is powerful is to damn it with faint praise. Beautifully understated with great acting, particularly by Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, I emerged furious at the mendacity of the church and heartbroken for the victims. I look forward to seeing Bill Donohue’s (Catholic League head goon) head explode when this film opens nationally. I’ve linked (I hope) a review from the Toronto Star. [JAC: I lost the link, but here’s one review from the Star.]
Here’s the official trailer:
With a 97% critics’ rating from Rotten Tomatoes, this is surely a must-see movie. I haven’t found reviews in the New York Times or The New Yorker. If you’ve seen the film, weigh in below.