This photo provided by Open Road Films shows, Rachel McAdams, from left, as Sacha Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes and Brian d’Arcy James as Matt Carroll, in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP)

Director Tom McCarthy’s movie presents a realistic, but still absorbing portrait of a close knit town and the well-meaning folks at the local paper who for years remained unwittingly complicit in the rampant abuse of power in the Church. “Spotlight” pulls off the tricky feat of detailing the tick-tock of it all, while also giving due respect to the victims, the enablers and the believers.

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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2006 file photo, music industry veteran Jerry Heller is photographed in New York's Central Park. Heller, the former manager of N.W.A., filed a defamation lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles against rappers Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and NBCUniversal, alleging the film "Straight Outta Compton" portrayed him as a villain and has done lasting damage to his reputation. The movie released in August 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

LOS ANGELES | Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller filed a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit Friday over the hit film “Straight Outta Compton,” claiming it portrayed him as a villain who led to the breakup of the gangster rap group. Heller, who is portrayed in the film by Paul Giamatti, sued former N.W.A. members Ice Cube and […]

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Cast and crew of “Pause of the Clock” (left to right): Scot Livingston, Lesley Walbridge, Gavin Mayer, Lamar Holley, DC Vito, Rob Christopher, Tchavdar Georgiev, Phil Jones, Jeremy Law, Dylan Lorenz. Photo by Yu-Jean Choi

AURORA | When Rob Christopher and a small army of compatriots set out in 1995 to begin working on a film, the Denver Film Festival was younger that most of the college-age crew. Now two decades later, the 38th Denver Film Festival is hosting the world premiere of “Pause of the Clock,” the film Christopher […]

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This photo provided by The Weinstein Company, shows Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, in a scene from the film, "Burnt."  The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Oct. 30. (Alex Bailey/The Weinstein Company via AP)

“They wouldn’t have cared,” said Cooper, laughing. Besides, he needed to get down to work if he was going to believably portray this top chef seeking a third Michelin star. Whatever knife proficiency he thought he had wasn’t exactly going to cut it under the scrutiny of professionals.

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