Sunday, February 28, 2016
In Daily Billboard's opinion, the true story of The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé on the Catholic Church's cover-up of child molestation by its priests around the world is an award worthy movie.
The idea that people in the church would take advantage of the most vulnerable and prey on those needing love, hope and guidance is despicable, but Spotlight never sensationalises the investigation.
The pace and storytelling of the film is methodical, just like the journalists efforts, laying the facts out for you to interpret yourself, and what is basically a story about news reporters researching an article never feels boring, and is equally enlightening, compelling and horrifying.
By the end of the film you may shed a tear or two, whether they are tears of sadness or anger may depend on how this real-life abuse affects you and your family.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has once again been criticized for 'white-washing' the Oscar nominations and not properly acknowledging the accomplishments of people of colour and ethnicity, and their work this past year.
This Chris Rock billboard for the Oscars was photographed high above Hollywood & Highland (and The Dolby Theatre where the awards ceremony is held) on February 15, 2016 (although in this time of scrutiny was it the best idea to present him in stylish black and white, rather than in full technicolour?).
If you're a fan of the Hollywood's biggest awards, be sure to also check out these other Oscars host billboards from previous years.
Let's hope that Spotlight can take home a golden statue, or two, this year at the prestigious event.