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Spotlight (2015) **REVIEW**

A lot happened in 2001 that had the world shaken up. But there was one thing that happened in Boston that had the city shaken and then the country.

Spotlight is based on a true story on how Boston Globe uncovered a web of lies and child abuse within the Catholic Church. We follow 5 journalists and their work to uncover the truth. We see the ups and downs. The unwillingness if the church to cooperate, they rather sweep it under the rug, they prefer to put the priest in a different parish and have him doing it again and keep shoving him around rather than handle it as it should.

During their investigation one of the journalists find a priest living in his neighbourhood, a priest who’s on a list who molested children. How do you react to that? As they all are trying to keep their cool and find all documents they need and doing all the interviews they find themselves feeling heavy, losing sleep. As they find one lawyer who is willing to work with them and tell them how to find documents but the church will try and grab those documents before anyone else to bury it. People been trying to speak out before but church got to them first and asked them to keep quiet.

So it’s key for these journalists to work quietly so the piece will become bigger and they unravel as much as 90 priests in Boston alone who was under suspicion of child abuse. Their road is long and being there for the victims is key to the journalists to get the right story told.

Actors: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Gene Amoroso and many more.

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Bridge of Spies (2015) **REVIEW**

When it comes to biography films we all know Tom Hanks does it best when he got the lead role. He brings something extra to his performances. And in this film is no exception.

Rudolf Abel, a man who got arrested for being a Soviet spy. James Donovan, an insurance lawyer,  gets the job to defend him – even though he doesn’t want to but his bosses tell him he have to do it. So he does. After the sentence of Rudolf Abel, mr Donovan gets another job. From CIA. They want him to go to Germany to rescue an American who got caught in Russia for taking pictures from the sky. At the same time – give back Rudolf Abel to Soviet.

At the same time another American gets arrested in Germany for being a spy – an economics student. He was about to cross the borders by the Berlin wall. So Mr Donovan decides while there he want both American guys home with him. It’s a mission he set himself on, that CIA told him to leave alone. But he can’t.

Bridge of Spies is based on real events. James Donovan got national on TV recognition for his rescue on Germany and got later hired to save 1,4 thousand people in Cuba and came back with nearly 10K.

You see actors like Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Joshua Harto, Alan Alda and many more.

Straight Outta Compton (2015) **REVIEW**

Straight Outta Compton is a film we can discuss for ages. It gives us an insight on what happened behind the scenes and happened to the guys.

In the mid 80’s a rapper Eazy-E and the boys in NWA (Ice Cube, DR Dre DJ Yella, MC Ren) is making their way in Comtpon, Los Angeles. Trying to survive and make it in the music business. And one day that chance comes. It takes them on a rollercoaster of their lives. When they get stopped just outside their studio because they where “gang bangers” Ice Cube writes one of their iconic songs – Fuck Da Police. And that’s when problems hits. With success comes people who want to stop the success. FBI & police want to stop them from playing it. Do they listen? No. They keep hitting the success button – even they go seperate ways when they see something isn’t right in their contracts.

We see the up and downs of  success of these boys. How it all started and almost came crashing down.

You see actors like O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr, Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr, R Marcos  Taylor and many more.

Machine Gun Preacher **REVIEW**

Machine Gun Preacher is a true story based movie about a man Sam Childers and guy who’s a  tough guy, biker & drug dealer who just came out of prison. He continues his ways until something bad happens and all of the sudden he goes with his wife to church and finds God. Starting a whole new life – supporting his family by working in construction and gets a better place to live. One day in church a guy comes to to talk about the people in Sudan and the situation. Sam decides he need to go over there to help out and build houses. But he changes his mind to what to do when he speaks to some freedom fighters. He helps build a orphanage and help fight the guys when they show up.

With Sam’s new found believe he want to do good. Some sort of redemption of his past. Helping others who really need it and he found those people in Sudan. So he becomes a crusaders to help children who are forced to become child soldiers.

This movie is one of Gerard Butlers strongest yet. He does a really good job in this – makes it believable. You will not regret watching this movie.

You see actors like Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Souleyman Sy Savane, Peter Carey, Madeline Carroll and many more.

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