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Extraordinary

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on a true story, this is a journalistic procedural following a team of newspaper writers who take on a corrupt system. The outcome is well-known (they won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the global investigation into child abuse by Catholic priests), but the film is still utterly riveting, beautifully written and played to perfection.

In 2001, the Boston Globe's investigative Spotlight team is working to report the biggest stories in the city. So newly arrived senior editor Marty (Liev Schreiber) asks them to find out if there's truth to rumours that the local Catholic Archdiocese is covering up abuse. But he's unaware that the church controls the city, and the Spotlight writers (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d'Arcy James) quickly encounter heavy resistance from the establishment. As they persistently dig deeper, they realise that the story is exponentially bigger than anyone thought it was. Two lawyers (Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup) prove to be crucial in this process, as the team works to prove that the Cardinal (Len Cariou) has been covering up abuse for decades.

Cleverly, writer Josh Singer and writer-director Tom McCarthy never play this story for its salacious details. Instead, they focus on the people involved, which gives the film a strong sense of what's at stake here and the urgency of getting the story exactly right. It's a rare movie that can maintain this balance, gripping the audience and building suspense without ever tipping over into sensationalism. And the filmmakers bring out some strong emotional resonance in sensitive conversations between the journalists and the victims. All of this is expertly played by actors who stir in personal details without letting their characters' side-stories interfere with the larger narrative. They also resist the temptation to overplay the material, letting the facts of the case provide every gut-punch.

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George is a man whose life has turned upside down. With no possessions and no home, George lives on the streets of New York. His only family is his estranged daughter. Left with no other choice, George seeks sanctuary from the elements at Bellevue Hospital. Surrounded by other men all in similar situations to himself - and often much worse, there's little respite.

Living in squalid conditions, the only good thing that seems to be happening to George is he finds friendship with a fellow resident, Dixon. With a little help, George begins to get his life - or at least his mental state - back on track all part of a long process to mend his fractured relationship with his daughter.

Time Out Of Mind stars Richard Gere in an almost unrecognisable role. Gere recently admitted that when he was shooting scenes for the movie out on the streets, only two people recognised him and left him feeling invisible. He has since met with NYC Mayor to speak about the homeless problem the city faces.

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Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight Team; an investigative division focused on justice and whistle-blowing. When accusations of child sex abuse by members of the Catholic Church arise, he leads the team into their latest case, determined to uncover the truth about a morally questionable priest and his scandalous activities across six different parishes over the course of several decades. It is alleged that the church knew what was going on, but chose not to act and hold their reputation above the welfare of their children. Not only that, but past statements from attorneys don't appear to add up and a delicate battle ensues with the government and police all getting involved as the Boston Globe take on the church. There's a large team at the newspaper working on bringing this case into the open once and for all, and they refuse to let these atrocities be swept under the rug another time.

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Video - 'The Elephant Man' Star Bradley Cooper At 2015 Tony Nominees Reception - Part 1


The stars of Broadway's 'The Elephant Man' Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson were spotted laughing and joking together on the red carpet as they arrived for the Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees reception which was held at the Paramount Hotel in New York.

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Video - Brian D'Arcy James, DJ Mos And DJ Kiss Arrive At A 'Fruitvale Station' Screening At The MOMA - Part 1


Among arrivals at the screening of 'Fruitvale Station' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City were 'Smash' star Brian d'Arcy James, musician DJ Mos and his wife DJ Kiss, Chief Executive Officer of BET (Black Entertainment Television) Debra Lee, 'Fruitvale Station' associate producer Haroula Rose, Tony award-winning Broadway star Patina Miller and her stage investor fiancé David Mars.

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Jennifer Prescott and Brian d'Arcy James - Broadway opening night of Motown:The Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Sunday 14th April 2013

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Brian d'Arcy James - Admission' premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Tuesday 5th March 2013

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Friends With Kids Trailer


Jason and Julie are single thirty-something Manhattanites. They've been best friends since college but aren't remotely attracted to each other.

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Brian d'Arcy James Monday 14th March 2011 Miscast 2011 MCC Theater Annual Musical Spectacular Gala - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Brian d'Arcy James - Brian d'Arcy James from Shrek The Musical New York City, USA - Drama Desk Nominees Cocktail Party held at Il Bastardo Ristorante Friday 1st May 2009

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Brian d'Arcy James - Brian D'Arcy to benefit the Friends of Scotland New York City, USA - Seventh Annual Dressed To Kilt charity fashion show Monday 30th March 2009

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Spotlight Movie Review

Spotlight Movie Review

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on...

Time Out Of Mind Trailer

Time Out Of Mind Trailer

George is a man whose life has turned upside down. With no possessions and no...

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Spotlight Trailer

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