Saturday, November 21, 2015

Spotlight: Movie Review

Enlightening and moving.

Set in the journalism world of the early 2000s, Spotlight is so engrossed in its subject matter that it takes us there. A team of reporters at the Boston Globe uncovered the truth about priest molestation and the cover-up by the Catholic Church within the Boston area but with the obvious implications for the rest of the world. And the audience is right there with them, interested in the facts, disgusted by the truth. 2015

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Screenplay by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schrieber

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Room: Movie Review


Delivers an emotional punch with sadness, ferocity, intensity and tenderness.
Room is a story that hasn’t been told in this way before, and is probably something you couldn’t imagine since the main plot is very foreign to the majority of us. I also believe that Room is at its best when you go in knowing as little as possible. So to that end, this review will be spoiler-free and frustratingly vague. I’ll apologize for that now, but you’ll thank me later. 2015

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Screenplay by: Emma Donoghue
Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay