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‘Spotlight’ takes strong look at reporting behind clergy abuse scandal

Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d'Arcy James star in a scene from the movie "Spotlight."  (CNS photo/Open Road Films)

NEW YORK — The clergy abuse-themed drama “Spotlight” (Open Road) is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely. This hard-hitting journalism procedural — which inescapably invites comparison with 1976’s “All the President’s Men” — recounts the real-life events that…