Jan 11, 16 Spotlight

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of SPOTLIGHT, 6:30pm, Tuesday 19 January, at New Farm Cinemas.

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“What’s your favourite “investigative style” film?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Spotlight), Facebook, or below!

But see it first at this preview screening!


Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of a team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team delves into abuse allegations against the Catholic Church, they uncover a shocking scandal involving the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment.

Breaking the story in 2002, Spotlight’s efforts would earn them the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, set off a wave of revelations globally and cause a crisis in one the world’s most powerful institutions. Critically acclaimed and tipped as a favourite in this year’s Oscar race, Spotlight is a masterful film – thrilling, intelligent, deeply moving and wholly captivating from start to finish.

Thanks to EntertainmentOne


Nerida Hart

“Spotlight” is about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the allegations of child abuse by some of the priests in the Catholic Church. In a similar style to “All the President’s Men,” we follow the newspaper’s team as they uncover awful truths and cover-ups. The story presents a bit more of a personal touch for the main characters as we observe how they are affected, and ultimately impacted from what they discover. In part, this is what makes “Spotlight” such a compelling and thought-provoking film. The scenes where the victims share their stories are powerful and heart rendering.

Even though the investigation keeps the movie’s plot moving steadily, it is the performances that make the film memorable. Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo stand out in particular. Their characters are opposite ends of the spectrum. Ruffalo is passionate and intense as Mike Rezendes whereas Keaton is more reserved and calm as Will Robby Robinson. Both mold into their roles so well that I failed to see them as actors. The rest of the cast is sublime, even Rachel McAdams as the emotionally attached Sacha Pfeiffer.

“Spotlight” is a great movie. It is engaging, powerful, compelling, and thought provoking. The film will leave you with much to think about.


  1. Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’

  2. Anne B /

    Have to admit Erin Brockovich is an early favourite.

  3. The Bourne Identity

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