SPOTLIGHT (Episode 1)
I’m going to start this series with a movie that I feel it’s good. Each review comes in 1 month.
Spotlight is a movie I watched last year. It was recommended by one of my friends, saying that it was one of the best films yet. I was like “Spotlight. What a fuckin dull piece of shit title.”
Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical film starring Michael Keaton (one of my favorite actors), Mark Ruffalo (Now You See Me), Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery (Ted 2) and Stanley Tucci (Transformers 4). Oh, I forgot. There’s Brian d’Arcy James (Thirteen Reasons Why)
This movie is a true story about The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team and a few cases of child sex abuse by some Roman Catholic priests. This summary may seem boring to you, but wait till you watch the movie. Damn, the actions and scenes. Each scene is with action and mystery, like how the team got victims to open up even though they don’t want to. Or the best part everyone likes “It’s time. They knew it and they let it happen to kids. It could’ve been you, it could’ve been me, it could’ve been any one of us! We gotta nail these scumbags!”
Let’s talk about the characters. I’m just going to talk about the roles of Mark’s, Keaton’s and Tucci’s, then I’ll talk about the overall.
Michael Rezendes, played by Mark Ruffalo, is a guy who seeks justice. He wants to quickly turn the tables and unbox the mystery and crime. I like that. If I were him, I would’ve done the same thing. I have a piece of evidence. No matter what, we must definitely post it up on our newspaper so that the opposite side doesn’t get the shit we’re getting.
Yeah, I agree. If our opponent gets the important and interesting stuff faster than us, we’ll lose business. But Michael. He’s reckless. And here’s how I prove it. He has only one evidence, yet he wants to put it up on the newspaper. It may be true, but one evidence doesn’t help no shit. People won’t just believe one piece of evidence on the newspaper. They need more. The more, the better. However, what I like about him is he is all about justice. He wants the truth to be debunked. Real hard. By any means. Any way. That’s called determination. And that’s what I like.
Let’s go on to Keaton’s character. Walter “Robby” Robinson. I don’t really have much to say about him. He’s a quite good and persuasive talker. He’s best at threatening people. And that’s what he done for The Founder, which is well played. I’ll review that another time.
Let’s go on to Tucci’s character. Mitchell Garabedian. A long name. Great. Anyways, he’s one of the main characters too. He’s reluctant to help Michael, but ended up helping. Nothing to say here too. This is what happens when you concentrate too much on Michael.
The “Spotlight” team searches for evidence and recounts for the article. This movie was good, and is still one of the best movies of all time. Furthermore, what tells you that Spotlight is a good movie? The movie ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. When it comes to me watching movies, I depend on Rotten Tomatoes to predict how good a movie might be, or how shit a movie can be. Spotlight gain a 96% (as of August 2017) rating, and that means it’s fuckin hell good.
Although this is my first time reviewing, and even if I did not really convince you to watch it, just look at other people’s reviews. I’m sure they said the same thing. That it’s a good movie.
In a nutshell, Spotlight is a great action-mystery-crime-drama packed biography film that talks about those Roman Catholic priests who raped kids when they are young and fresh. It tells you to open up. Don’t keep it. It’s not helping anything. Besides being a good movie, it affected me to open up more of my problems to many more of my friends who were willing to care for me.
This movie is one of the best movies I’ve seen in my life. Great movie. I’ll give this a 10/10. I love it.