ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN gets a sequel, kind of… in SPOTLIGHT

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Quick thoughts:

I have a feeling I’ll be liking SPOTLIGHT more and more every time I see it.

Maybe it’s the former journalist in me, but watching a group of smart, flawed, dedicated reporters taking on a story, (in this case the cover-up of pedophelia in the Boston Archdiosis) and unlocking it piece by piece is just so satisfying, inspiring and moving to see.

It’s a bracing reminder of what real journalists do real journalism can mean.

It doesn’t hurt there’s a murderer’s row of the best actors working today.

I’ve seen a lot of good movies in 2015… but I’m not sure I’ve seen one better. The best way I’ve come to think about it is a spiritual sequel to ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN. I cannot wait to find a Saturday afternoon in a few months and have a great double feature.

Score: 9/10

Feel like arguing about this? Come over to my Letterboxd page and let’s fight. Or, if you only have time for 140 characters, find me on Twitter at @JettJergens

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