FEATURED SCRIPT: SPOTLIGHT - 2015 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER

SPOTLIGHT
Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Directed by Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Rucci

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WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA 101 GREATEST SCREENPLAYS

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Released November 23, 1942

Directed by Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid

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