Posted: December 14, 2017 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Allison Janney, Craig Gillespie, I, John Hawks, Lucas Hedges, Margot Robbie, Martin McDonagh, McDormand, Missouri, Paul Walter Hauser, Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Stan, Steven Rogers, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Tonya, Woody Harrelson, Zeljko Ivanek | 227 Comments »
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I, Tonya, the new film from writer Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie, is a fictional account of the ice skating scandal where the husband of skater Tonya Harding, along with her bodyguard, conspired to break the leg of Tonya’s main rival, Nancy Kerrigan.
No matter what else it may be, I, Tonya is very successful and could easily be a real crowd pleaser. Structurally, it’s a forthright dramatization of the events punctuated with talking head interviews of the characters looking back on events. It’s often extremely funny and at times manages to show some empathy for the title character.
Though it is effective, it also at times feels a bit condescending and exploitive, as if the filmmakers were treating this as an elongated Jerry Springer show. So the laughs are sometimes a bit cruel and at the expense of the real life counterparts.
Posted: February 2, 2016 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Ben Affleck, Ben Cross, Carter Burwell, Chris Pines, Craig Gillespie, Eric Bana, Eric Johnson, Garrett Hudland, Holiday Grainger, Mark Wahlberg, Mojave, Paul Tamasy, Scott Silver, The Finest Hours, Walter Goggins, William Monahan | 3,434 Comments »