Spotlight ★★★★½

A powerful and earnest piece of storytelling which describes everything that journalism should aim to be, all of the time. The most important moments of this film come whenever a scrap of detail is discovered which illuminates the scale of the corruption and depravity that occured. These moments along with the ensemble's reactions to them, are the siren that sounds out and reminds us that this all actually happened and how sickening it was.

Filmmaking like this is arguably the most important way to follow up journalism like this. Stories so horrific they should never need be told but yet so true, they must.