**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT** The Definitive ‘Spotlight’ Movie Review

Spotlight movie review criticism

Fabricated episodes. Character defamation. Devious storytelling. This is the definitive review of the new Hollywood movie Spotlight, which purports to chronicle the Boston Globe' 2001-2002 investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse … [Read more...]

‘Cardinal Law Knew of Abuse and Did Nothing’? Actually, Cardinal Law Did Exactly As He Was Told To Do By Psychologists

Spotlight movie review criticism

A mantra running throughout the movie Spotlight is that Cardinal Law and the Catholic Church "did nothing" when confronted with knowledge of abusive priests. However, as is frequently the case with Hollywood, the truth is an … [Read more...]

‘Spotlight’ Neglects to Mention the Boston Globe’s Own Long History of Rank Hypocrisy on the Issue of the Sexual Abuse of Minors

Spotlight movie review criticism

While the Hollywood movie Spotlight portrays editors and writers at the Boston Globe wringing their hands over the potential story of abuse by Catholic priests, the film conveniently neglects to mention the Globe's own long history of … [Read more...]

Fact Checker: More Ways That ‘Spotlight’ Got It Wrong

Spotlight movie review criticism

In addition to the instances we have already reported, here are some other ways that the Hollywood movie Spotlight has misled the public about the sex abuse scandal in Boston: 1. A key scene in the film features the Globe's Walter … [Read more...]

Real-Life Characters Portrayed in ‘Spotlight’ Threaten Lawsuit Claiming Fabricated Depictions

Spotlight movie review criticism

At least four real-life individuals portrayed in the new Hollywood movie Spotlight are now complaining that they were falsely portrayed in the film, and at least one of them is considering legal action. For one, Jack Dunn, a trustee at … [Read more...]

‘Based on Actual Events’? Except the Very First Scene From ‘Spotlight’ Is Completely Bogus

Spotlight movie review criticism

In the first few frames of the new movie Spotlight, it declares, "Based on actual events," The film then begins ominously with a late-night scene at a police station in "Boston – 1976." A single mother and a livid … [Read more...]

No, Cardinal Law Did Not ‘Call Down the Wrath of God’ To Punish the Boston Globe

Spotlight movie review criticism

In its effort to portray Catholic Church officials, especially Cardinal Bernard Law, there are a couple scenes in Spotlight which recall a 1992 episode in which Cardinal Law sinisterly "called down the power of God" upon the … [Read more...]

‘Nothing to See Here!’: Investigation Finds 15 Mass. Educators Each Year Suspended For Sex Abuse, Boston Globe In Hiding

Boston Globe hypocrisy

Just last week, Boston television network WCVB unleashed a startling revelation on its evening news: "[WCVB] found in recent years, on average, the licenses of 15 Massachusetts educators are suspended or revoked each year for sexual … [Read more...]

**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT ** Fact Checker: Mainstream Media Promotes Hollywood’s ‘Spotlight’ Movie and the Boston Globe’s Dishonest Reporting

Spotlight : Mark Ruffalo : Michael Keaton

While Hollywood and the Boston Globe would want you to believe that the new movie Spotlight is an impartial dramatization of the paper's 2002 reporting on sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Boston, the truth is something else … [Read more...]

******NEW from TheMediaReport.com****** Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe’s Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

Spotlight : Michael Keaton : Mark Ruffalo

This is the book that Hollywood and the Boston Globe do not want you to read. On the eve of the Hollywood release of the new movie Spotlight – starring Hollywood heavyweights Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo – which purports to … [Read more...]