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By Heinrich Domingo
Realities are to be portrayed as real. Today’s movies based on actual life events tend to romanticize stories and repackage realities. In order to create a heart-pounding action-packed epic film, the plot is exaggerated, musical scoring is overdone, and characters are portrayed as fearless heroes. Spotlight takes another route and tells its story as is. It turns a repulsing story into an exciting drama sans loud cries and tragic confrontations. This movie allows viewers to focus more on the revelation it is about to unfold rather than on the shimmering images flashed on the big screen.