This is a difficult film that deals with a topic also handled by the terrific film, "Spotlight," though from a totally different point of view. It features impeccable acting by the ever-believable Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the apparent Mother Superior in a convent of teaching nuns. Her young protege, Sister James, played by the ever-engaging Amy Adams, offers her senior a touch of optimism regarding the possibility that Father Brendan Flynn, portrayed by the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, is innocent of guilt by innuendo with respect to his friendship/mentoring of a young African-American student, Donald Miller, played by Joseph Foster II. The gritty Bronx, NY, locations offer a dark backdrop to the proceedings. As a person reared in the Catholic Church, befriended by always-chaste priests as an altar boy, I have always been puzzled by the many headlines about molestation by the clergy, although I have no doubts that it has occurred. This film treats the subject in a very reasonable way, without trying to make it prurient or sensational. It's a "little" film, in my opinion, about a huge topic, handled with the appropriate amount of uncertainty.