Tonya Harding was a fantastically talented Olympic figure skater rocketing her way to the top when her goombah ex-husband decided to help out by kneecapping rival Nancy Kerrigan. Director Craig Gillespie’s (Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours) unconventional (voiceovers, unreliable narrators), strangely sympathetic comedy/drama about these surrealistic, true events never stoops to mocking its characters, and addresses several deeper issues under cover of humor. It garnered an Oscar nom for a never-better Margot Robbie, and a win for Allison Janney as Tonya’s truly scary mother. (120 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.