Very well summarized review. I agree to all of your points especially the one about screenplay. Very rarely do you witness this even in Hollywood. I loved it for it’s sheer brilliance of storytelling even though it being a very technical subject of press reporting. And the worst part however is that, I went to an empty theatre for this one. I mean that’s the state of movies out here. If good cinema doesn’t get rewarded, we’ll soon have no hope but just to watch the crap out here.
Anyways, awesome job at summarizing the movie. Spotlight is indeed a fine film.