"It Takes a Village": How Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer created SpotlightBrandon Latham | Oct. 18, 2015
As a cinematic city, Boston has taken on a life of its own, as often filled with noir-ish violence and seedy corruption as cockamamie accents and sports jokes. The latest installation in the Boston-set movie canon is appropriately none of these, instead being defined by obsessive realism and a removed, objective critique of the town. Spotlight, which is slated for a November 6 release after a successful run on the festival circuit, recounts the story of the Boston Globe's investigation of child abuse in the Catholic Church in 2001. It presents this history while examining the essence of its city, including its strengths and its faults.