Tom McCarthy

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What links ‘Nick Cage’ to David Lynch’s Dune and an all-time turkey from Adam Sandler?
Steal a Ferrari and race it down the rabbit hole with one of Hollywood’s most bombastic stars, along with Elon Musk’s ex-wife and director Tom McCarthy

Larry Ryan

16, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Amanda Knox says Matt Damon film Stillwater ‘rips off’ and distorts her story
Writer-director Tom McCarthy’s movie ‘inspired’ by 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher reinforces conspiracy theories about the case, says Knox

Andrew Pulver

30, Jul, 2021 @1:37 PM

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Stillwater review – fictionalised Amanda Knox drama is so bad it’s bad
Matt Damon is woefully miscast as a rash, violent loser in Tom McCarthy’s calamitous reworking of the notorious murder case

Peter Bradshaw

09, Jul, 2021 @9:39 AM

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Tom McCarthy: the Hollywood hitmaker you've probably never heard of
He wrote Pixar’s Up and the Oscar smash Spotlight – and now he’s set his sights on teen show 13 Reasons Why. Meet the most diverse man in showbusiness (not to mention The Wire’s arch villain)

Ryan Gilbey

30, Mar, 2017 @12:46 PM

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Spotlight wins best picture Oscar
The journalism drama beat competition from The Revenant and The Big Short to go home with the night’s biggest prize

Benjamin Lee

29, Feb, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Spotlight and diversity rewarded at Film Independent Spirit Awards
In a striking contrast to #OscarsSoWhite, Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrated diversity in film, with three of the four acting awards handed to people of color

Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles

28, Feb, 2016 @3:04 PM

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Spotlight review – exposing the sins of the fathers
Newsroom drama gets behind the headlines of the child abuse scandal that rocked Boston’s Catholic community in 2002

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

31, Jan, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Spotlight leads Oscars race with raft of critics' awards
Tom McCarthy’s investigative journalism drama starring Michael Keaton has picked up gongs from critics’ societies in New York, Los Angeles and Boston

Andrew Pulver

07, Dec, 2015 @4:39 PM

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Spotlight review – Catholic church child abuse film decently tells an awful story
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams star as Boston Globe reporters investigating accusations against priests in Tom McCarthy’s worthy, well-intentioned journalism drama

Peter Bradshaw

03, Sep, 2015 @11:26 AM

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The Cobbler review – a desperate and misguided modern fairytale
A shoe-mender finds magical powers in this mawkish Adam Sandler vehicle

Jonathan Romney

02, Aug, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The Cobbler review – botched Adam Sandler fantasy comedy
This entirely dreadful yarn about a magical cobbler is up to Sandler’s usual standards, but you might have expected more from its director

Mike McCahill

30, Jul, 2015 @9:40 PM

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Spotlight trailer: Michael Keaton exposes child abuse in the Catholic church
Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo also star in this potential Oscar contender from director Tom McCarthy about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning investigation

Nigel M Smith

29, Jul, 2015 @6:08 PM

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