Cube Critic: 'Spotlight'

Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in 'Spotlight'
Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in 'Spotlight' (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films)
Cube Critic: 'Spotlight'
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MPR Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about the film, Spotlight. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup.

Directed by Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight follows The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit in the United States, and its coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, for which The Globe won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

"It's told from the point of view of those journalists," Stephanie says. "There's a lot of talk about 'How will well tell this story?' and 'How will we cover it?'"

Set in the year 2000, Spotlight is also a period piece. "It's interesting to see them in Boston in that time," Stephanie says. "Even if you know what happens with the story, it doesn't matter. It's completely gripping."

Stephanie gives plaudits to the ensemble cast, particularly Michael Keaton. To hear the complete review, listen to the audio player above.

Spotlight is rated R and is playing at the Landmark Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis.

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MPR's Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr, join The Current's Morning Show to talk about films every Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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