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Movie Truths, Newspaper Truths

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No matter who wins the best picture Oscar at the Academy Awards tonight, last year was a good one for topical flicks. Spotlight is a brilliant success. So is The Big Short.  Both translate important news stories into Hollywood vernacular. Spotlight describes how in 2002 a series of stories by a Boston Globe investigative team put an end to efforts by the Archdiocese of Boston to cover up over the years the behavior of pedophile priests. Theater viewers have often applauded at the end of showings; some left the dark in tears. The Big Short tells how in 2006 three