Netflix Review: Spotlight

Netflix Review: Spotlight

If you are looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix, I highly recommend the 2016 Oscar Best Picture, Spotlight. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams, the film follows the behind-the-scenes look at 2001 Boston Globe report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The film starts off a bit slow. It actually took my boyfriend and me some time to get invested into the movie, but I promise you it picks up. So keep watching.

It becomes interesting when you see why this movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and that’s for one reason the story itself. While yes the acting is superb, the greatness of this movie doesn’t lie within the acting. No, it’s about the importance of having freedom of press, and the importance of reporting the truth even when it’s going against one of the biggest intuitions in your area.

The film reveals how intuitions can control and manipulate our judicial system, and the judicial system is something that should not be able to be corrupted (even though we all know it is). It goes beyond the basis of the horrific crime itself to the reason why people in power get away with these crimes.

The film really makes you stop and think. For me it made me think about religion. For others it could be about the government. Either way, it’s a must see.

Movies are not always about the huge explosions and the action scenes. Movies can be used to spread powerful information in an effective way, which is exactly what this movie does. It’s important to watch films that make you contemplate the world around you. This is why I encourage everyone that the next film you watch for movie night be Spotlight.


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