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Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll in 'Spotlight.' (Kerry Hayes / Open Road Films)
Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll in 'Spotlight.' (Kerry Hayes / Open Road Films)
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Part three of our "Spotlight" series, in advance of the film's release Friday.

On Friday, Bostonians will finally be able to see the new film, "Spotlight," which details how a group of investigative journalists at the The Boston Globe's uncovered a Catholic church sex abuse crisis that affected the real lives of many people still living around Boston.

But perhaps another reason there's been so much buzz around this film is because it's also — at its heart — a newspaper movie.

As Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr writes, "The press has to love a movie that glorifies the press, right?"

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Ty Burr, film critic at The Boston Globe. He tweets @tyburr.

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Radio Boston: The Longtime Advocates Behind ‘Spotlight’

  • "The film 'Spotlight' tells a story that broke in 2002, but started years earlier. Before the Spotlight team investigated allegations of clergy sexual abuse, others — like attorney Mitchell Garabedian and Father Thomas Doyle — were already trying to get justice for the victims."

Radio Boston: A ‘Spotlight’ Shines On Reporters Who Broke The Clergy Sex Abuse Story

  • "In 2002, an investigation by The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team revealed widespread sexual abuse that had long remained concealed within the Catholic Church."

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Radio Boston: A ‘Spotlight’ Shines On Reporters Who Broke The Clergy Sex Abuse Story

  • "We talk with two of the journalists who broke the story of clergy sex abuse in Boston and are featured in the new film 'Spotlight.'"

The Boston Globe: ‘Spotlight’ Rekindles Hollywood’s Love-Hate Affair With Newspapers

  • "What’s curious is how Hollywood has never been able to make up its mind whether journalists represent the best of America or its worst possible impulses."

Rolling Stone: 'Spotlight'

  • "There's no higher compliment to pay this steadily riveting, quietly devastating take on investigative journalism than to say 'Spotlight' gets it right."

This segment aired on November 5, 2015.

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