‘Spotlight’: Review


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Written by Deborah Wee for inSing.

No one needs to actually experience investigative journalism to know that it is far from a thrilling Tintin adventure.

The seductive mystery and drama are often exaggerated and momentary. The norm is more gruelling and draining, and greatness is only achieved by a few. So why do those determined investigative journalists keep doing it?

Because in spite of, and especially because of the emotional and physical toil, producing that final published article (and one that might bring truth and justice to the world) is so darn satisfying. And that is precisely what ‘Spotlight’ is; a thoroughly satisfying experience.

Director Tom McCarthy brings us a gripping, well put together biographical drama that emerges as one of the more memorable films of 2016, and certainly of its genre. No surprises that the film has managed to scoop up six Academy Award nominations, including those for Best Picture and Best Director.


inSing rating: 4/5 stars
Talkiewood rating: 4.0/5 (TALK-o-meter: “That was awesome!”)
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