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    tarnish something. Yes, even something as powerful as the Catholic Church. Even more bothersome is the fact the Catholic Church willingly covered up a multitude of priest indiscretions – by merely paying out a small sum of money to victims and transferring the guilty party to another state. And, like most criminals that go unpunished, it’s only a matter of time before they strike again. At least until they have an unwanted spotlight dropped on them… In the drama, Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor), a star-studded cast, led by Michael Keaton as Robby Robinson, portrays the Spotlight investigative team for the Boston Globe. Typically Spotlight selects their own stories to investigate, but when a new editor, Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), takes over, he wants the team to put their full energy into investigating sexually abusive priests. The team, including Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), begin interviewing victims – all of whom were sexually abused as young boys by various priests. At first, the team believes there are only a few guilty priests – until they have various (and informative) interactions with two specific lawyers, Matt Carroll (Brian d’Arcy James) and Mitchell Garabedian (Stanley Tucci). Eventually, these lawyers reveal that there could be as many of 90 priests in the Boston area that have sexual assaulted or abused young boys in the past. Spotlight plays it cautious, though – since the Catholic Church is…

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    Isle of Dogs: A Delightful Dose of Dogs Isle of Dogs takes place 20 years in the future, where the japanese city of Megasaki is ruled by the cat loving Kobayashi dynasty, which has banished all dogs to live on an island of trash. This leads 12-year Atari (Koyu Rankin) to venture to the island to find his deported guard dog, Spots(Liev Schreiber). Upon his arrival, a group of dogs (Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban) agree to accompany Atari across the Isle…

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    date say if she was truly in Walking Dead-like setting, she’d most certainly fall victim to the antagonists. Sorry, she just doesn’t look coordinated enough to flee from aliens. The same goes for the rest of this cast, too, which includes Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), the unknown Alex Roe, and notable newcomer, Maika Monroe (It Follows). Their equally poor performances stem from the idea that kids are believable heroes – not to mention a ridiculous story from the mind of creditable author. …

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    This week 's topic centers around religion. In the films assigned this week we see different religions and their characteristics. The films that were assigned were "Everything is Illuminated", directed by Liev Schreiber and "The Apostle," directed by Robert Duvall. Although both films do not center around religion, they do feature certain elements that relate to the religions mentioned in the movie and us as the viewer get to explore how they affect the outcome. To start off, the movie…

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    The film “Everything is Illuminated” directed by Liev Schreiber (2005) follows the journey of a young man named Jonathan who travels to find more information and an understanding of his family roots. Guiding him on this trip are two natives, a grandfather and his grandson Alex. This journey of self-discovery is one that impacts not only Jonathan in his eagerness but forces his guides to uncover their own truths just the same. “The Apostle” directed by Robert Duvall (1997) shows the trials of a…

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    Her documentation of these stories is both eye-opening and brutal, with raw and intensely personal recounts of life in the Otriad. As informative and influential as Tec’s work is, the plot of Zwick’s film strays from it in drastic ways, sadly to it’s detriment. Comparing Tec’s scholarly work and Zwick’s blockbuster film is like comparing a Da Vinci masterpiece to a child’s finger painting. The film loses a large portion of the book’s emotional depth, becoming more of an Old-Western shoot-‘em-up…

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    The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by W. Somerset Maugham. Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong Chau Sang and Liev Schreiber appear in the leading roles. This is the third film adaptation of the Maugham book, following a 1934 film starring Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall and a 1957 version called The Seventh Sin with Bill Travers and Eleanor…

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