SPOTLIGHT
2015, Open Road Films, 128 min, USA, Dir: Tom McCarthy

Among the most riveting profiles of investigative journalism since ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, SPOTLIGHT focuses on the team of Boston Globe staffers who broke the news about the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophile priests in the city. Led by newly hired editor Michael Keaton, reporters Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian D’Arcy James methodically piece together a story bigger and more damning than any of them had imagined. “Superbly controlled and engrossingly detailed.” - Justin Chang, Variety.


MULTIPLICITY
1996, Sony Repertory, 117 min, USA, Dir: Harold Ramis

After being approached by a geneticist, construction worker Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) seems to find a solution to his chaotically busy life - cloning! Keaton's usual hilarity only, well, multiplies as his person doubles and triples on screen. From director Harold Ramis, also known for brilliant comedy GROUNDHOG DAY, MULTIPLICITY deals with a different kind of terrifically funny repetition, and Keaton's performance is masterful in this underrated gem.


CLEAN AND SOBER
1988, Warner Bros., 124 min, USA, Dir: Glenn Gordon Caron

Hustler Daryl Pointer (Michael Keaton) checks himself into a rehab clinic in an attempt to hide out for a while, but soon has to face the fact that he's an addict himself. Michael Keaton gives one of his best performances as the cocaine-addicted Daryl, and Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker offer top-notch support.


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