Posts Tagged ‘Spotlight’

‘Spotlight’ wins Best Picture at Oscars

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

“Spotlight,” a real-life drama about a team of The Boston Globe journalists who reported about sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday. The movie also won best original screenplay. “This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will Read more

Ratzinger was rendered speechless by abuse cases

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was sometimes rendered speechless by the clergy sexual abuse cases that came across his desk. Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, headed the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, which St John Paul II put in charge of overseeing cases of clerical sex abuse against minors in 2001. Speaking to Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, Archbishop Read more

Acclaimed movie about child abuse in Boston opens in NZ this week

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Journalism, the Catholic Church, and victims of sexual abuse will feature at this year’s Oscars, thanks to best film nominee Spotlight. It’s the story about the newspaper investigation that uncovered widespread child abuse within the Catholic Church opens in New Zealand on Thursday. Spotlight is the name of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of journalists from the Boston Read more

Newspaper inquiry into clergy abuse set for big screen

Friday, July 31st, 2015

A new movie about a media investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church in Boston is said to be “gunning for [an] Oscar [award]”. The first trailer for the drama “Spotlight”, directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy, has been released. The movie, distributed by Open Road Films, tells the true story behind the Boston Read more