According to the Hollywood establishment, Spotlight was the best film of 2015. We beg to differ! And differ we do!
Henry loathes this movie—Will thought it was fine—but we agree that a realistic depiction of journalism demands half-full Dunkin' cups on every desk and mustard stains on every shirt. Instead, Spotlight gives us triumphalism and speeches, Hallmark movie lighting and enough ugly khaki pants to outfit a convention of young Republicans. It's a movie that thinks it's smart and you're stupid. It's wrong on both counts.
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