Putting The Spotlight On The Cinema

I mentioned recently about joining a local Meetup group and our brilliant visit to The Raptor Foundation. This weekend we went to the cinema and saw the Oscar-winning ‘Spotlight.’ (The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. *IMDb)

The film was brilliant¬†though tense and really brought home just how widespread these cover-ups are. I’m going to make no religious or political comment but the only murmur of humour in the whole cinema was at the very end when we were informed that Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop at the height of the scandal, had been re-assigned from Boston and named archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. It was a nervous laugh that rang out, almost an audible congregational eye-roll. Hypocrisy lives on it would seem.

The last (and first) film I saw with the Meetup friends was Room. I was so very pleased they didn’t ruin the book!

It was decided to pick something a little lighter-hearted for the next cinema trip and Hail, Caesar will be a brilliant choice. I’d almost RSVP’d my yes when I cottoned on that the date was familiar…my sister-in-law’s 40th birthday!

So I’ll probably have to miss that but I am loving seeing films on a big screen again. It’s been too long that I’ve been stuck indoors with the blessed dizzy migraines! One did try to stop me in my tracks on Sunday morning but luckily I went back to bed and slept it off. It meant I was late to my baby nephew’s first birthday party¬†but better to be late than not to make it at all.

The little part-time cinema in Ely is so lovely but apparently a Cineworld complex is due next year so I don’t know how long this one will continue. Of course we get things later than the big centres, but, I don’t mind one bit, I’ve got used to having to wait for DVD releases and Lovefilm over the last few years!

Is there a film you’re looking forward to?

Do you have to travel far to a cinema?





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