Spotlight ★★★½


The dude I saw on Twitter who pronounced this better than All the President's Men is insane and/or blind, but it does stake out similar ground, structurally if not (at all) formally. There's something immensely satisfying about watching journalists grab a tiny, frayed thread of a story and doggedly trace their way back to the...sweater, I guess, I didn't think this metaphor through when I started the sentence but screw it I'm way behind. Thoroughly enjoyable, but the only aspect of it that wowed me was Liev Schreiber's deliberately off-putting performance; I imagine McCarthy repeatedly telling him "Let's try that again, but give me more absolutely nothing this time."

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