"Spotlight," the 2015 drama about the Boston Globe team that reported on the clergy sex abuse cover-up by the Catholic church, could take home several Oscars during this Sunday’s 88th Annual Academy Awards. The film is nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role, Mark Ruffalo; Actress in a Supporting Role, Rachel McAdams; Directing; Film Editing; and Writing (Original Screenplay).
National Catholic Reporter has run several articles about the film and its impact. Following are links to "Spotlight" content available on NCRonline.org.
Movie review by Sr. Rose Pacatte: 'Spotlight' brings Globe's investigation of clergy sex abuse to film
Interview with star Brian d'Arcy James: 'Spotlight' film educated Catholic actor Brian d'Arcy James
Blog by Voice of the Faithful: With 'Spotlight' movie an award contender, Catholic reform movement assesses scandal
Archbishop, CDF leader says bishops must watch the film: Abuse expert: Bishops must watch 'Spotlight,' learn reporting is key
Fr. Peter Daly: Watching and Responding to 'Spotlight'
Ken Briggs: The Spotlight and NCR
Bill Tammeus: 'Spotlight' shows importance of investigative reporting
Kurtz on 'Spotlight': Praise for the media
Trailer debuts for 'Spotlight' film on Boston Globe sex abuse investigation
Seeing 33 films in 12 days at Venice festival
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Other stories we've linked to about 'Spotlight':
How 'Spotlight' Missed the Story (USA Today)
Spotlight's unfinished business: Our view (USA Today)
Distinctly Catholic: link to article Every cardinal should watch ‘Spotlight’, says former Vatican abuse prosecutor
SAG Win for ‘Spotlight’ Sows Confusion in the Best Picture Race
Catholic Church offers guidance on 'Spotlight' Movie
'Spotlight' Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics