By Matt Neglia
For this year’s Oscar off-season, we are taking a look back on the 2015 film year which was right before Next Best Picture launched. We asked the NBP Film Community to vote on 5 films nominated for Best Picture and 5 films nominated for Oscars other than Best Picture from that year to be reviewed on the podcast, exclusively for our Patreon subscribers. We already reviewed “Brooklyn,” “Sicario,” “Ex Machina,” “Room,” and now, we are reviewing the Best Picture winner of 2015: “Spotlight.”
We have now come to the point in our 2015 retrospective review series where we are talking about the Best Picture winner “Spotlight,” which also went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. With a celebrated ensemble cast which includes Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and more, “Spotlight” follows the Boston Globe’s investigative reporter division as they uncovered the Catholic Church priest sex scandal of the early 2000s. Joining me for this 2015 retrospective review I have Josh Parham, Daniel Bayer, and Patreon supporters Jeffrey Kare and Charles Bright.
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