Avoiding the obvious ‘Spotlight on’ introduction as carefully as possible let’s turn our attention to the Oscar-nommed movie Spotlight from Tom McCarthy, which hit town tonight for its UK premiere.

The film played at Venice last year and you can read our 4*review right here. The cast includes Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and John Slattery. The screenplay is written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer and directed by McCarthy.

Our journalistic bloodhounds Cassam Looch and Colin Hart stalked the cast and crew on the red carpet this evening – here’s how they got on…

Mark Ruffalo


Michael Keaton

Director Tom McCarthy


Boston Globe Journalist Mike Rezendes

Synopsis? Surenopsis…

Spotlight tells the astonishing true story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Spotlight” team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shock the city and the world by exposing the Catholic Church’s systematic cover-up of widespread paedophilia perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.