Monday, November 9, 2015

Director Tom McCarthy Puts 'Spotlight' on Sexually Predatory Catholic Priests

Tom McCarthy is not only a veteran actor—he was the young Baltimore Sun reporter in Season 5 of "The Wire"—but a gifted writer-director. "Spotlight" is rare for several reasons: it's an original script about real people devoted to their jobs who remind us of what great journalism is supposed to be. Like Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein (depicted in the 1976 Alan Pakula classic "All the President's Men"), the Boston Globe's Spotlight investigative staff of four (an editor and three reporters) brought to light an ongoing crime that had been hidden for decades. It's hard to remember where we were before this Pulitzer-prize-winning team exposed...

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