Spotlight: a movie that says more than its makers realize
"I'll be writing more about Spotlight soon," I promised early in December. And I did.
See my full-length review on the First Things site.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Jan. 08, 2016 4:49 PM ET USA
From Phil's "First Things" review: "Similarly, in a quick bow to conventional wisdom, Spotlight assures viewers that sexual abuse has nothing to do with homosexuality." The statistics do not support that popular conclusion. Even a brief perusal of the so-called John Jay Report informs us that in excess of 75% of victims of predatory male clergy were male, with 70.8% of clergy offenders being "sexually deviant and characterized as homosexual pedophiles" (p. 181 of the report).
Posted by: AgnesDay -
Jan. 08, 2016 3:29 PM ET USA
Just finished The Faithful Departed, and it was as sad as it was well-written. I'm not sure I'm up to watching a movie on the same topic.