WHO’S IN IT?

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris), Liev Schreiber (Taking Woodstock), John Slattery (The Adjustment Bureau), Brian d’Arcy James (Ghost Town), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Gene Amoroso (Mystic Pizza), Jamey Sheridan (Syriana), Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Maureen Keiller (The Perfect Catch), Paul Guilfoyle (Howard the Duck), Len Cariou (About Schmidt), Neal Huff (Moonrise Kingdom), Michael Cyril Creighton (Sleeping with Other People), Laurie Heineman (Save the Tiger)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent), director, writer; Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate), writer; Blye Pagon Faust (film debut), Steve Golin (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Nicole Rocklin (The Perfect Guy) and Michael Sugar (Big Miracle), producers; Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), composer; Masanobu Takayanagi (Silver Linings Playbook), cinematographer; Tom McArdle (The Visitor), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the early 2000s, the “Spotlight” division of The Boston Globe – fronted by its editor Walter Robinson (Keaton) and a team of investigative journalists including Mike Rezendes (Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (McAdams) and Matt Carroll (James) among others – uncover a massive scandal within the Catholic Church, one that spreads all over the world, and reveal it to the world in their Pulitzer Prize-winning piece of journalism…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A great ensemble cast, a fine filmmaker (who hopefully with this film will make people forget he even made The Cobbler) and the shocking true story of the scandal that rocked the Catholic religion to its core make Spotlight an essential film to see this awards season.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2016