I, Tonya Trailer

The shocking truth behind the tabloid story of Olympic Figure Skater Tonya Harding comes to life in the darkly comedic I, Tonya. Margot Robbie goes for the gold, playing the disgraced Harding as she struggles to fit into a world that refuses to accept her. A new I, Tonya red band trailer gives us an up close and personal look at Craig Gillespie‘s new film.

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Margot Robbie goes for gold in her performance as the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.

The darkly humorous, slightly irreverent take on the Olympics story that took over gossip rags everywhere in the ’90s, I, Tonya tries to get to the “truth” of the stranger-than-fiction tale of an accomplished skater who — alongside her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) — was accused of plotting an attack against her competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). But is truth really all that important, asks the new teaser trailer for I, Tonya?

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Watch your kneecaps – I, Tonya is going for the gold. I’m talking about Oscar gold, that is, as the official release date for Craig Gillespie‘s satirical look at the fallen figure skater’s life is proof-positive that the filmmakers are hoping for some award season love. See the details of the I, Tonya release date below.

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Another Toronto International Film Festival has been resigned to the dust, and it is time for us to look back on it and remember all the great (and not so great) films we witnessed there.

Truth be told, this year’s fest was slightly less exciting than last – the films were good, and some were even fantastic, but overall they did not pack as much of a punch as I’d been hoping. Still, it’s hard to deny the thrill one gets from attending TIFF; day after day, you spend hours upon hours watching films with audiences who are genuinely excited to be there, unlike seeing a film at your local multiplex, where the crowd could care less. If you’re covering TIFF as press, you rise at dawn, make your way down to the Scotiabank Theatre and spend almost the entire day there. It can be exhausting and draining, but it’s also wonderful.

For the sake of completion, I’ve compiled links to all the /Film reviews (written by me and Marshall Shaffer) out of this year’s TIFF, as well as a blurb or two for films that did not receive a full review. Here is every movie we saw at TIFF 2017.

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Another Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone, bringing with it a wealth of great movies and a few weirdly disappointing ones too. This usually sets the stage for the remainder of the year in film – the movies that generated buzz at TIFF will likely go on to be talked about ad nauseam come Oscar season. TIFF itself gives out awards as well, and the big winner was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took home the Grolsch People’s Choice Award.

I didn’t see it. Sorry!

But I did travel to TIFF and take in a slew of memorable films, which I will now present special awards to for the sake of wrapping-up the fest. Some spoilers follow.

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In the 1990s, the story of figure skater Tonya Harding dominated the early days of the 24-hour news cycle. It was the testing ground for where news was headed, away from reporting and into gossip. It would be repeated tenfold by the O.J. Simpson trial, which came after the Harding incident was dying down. By then, the media was learning a valuable lesson: everyone loves a juicy story with a lot of dirt.

Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya trades in gossip, but it also wants to get to the truth. The truth that many people probably don’t even know. For most people, Tonya Harding is little more than a punchline. I, Tonya wants to remind you she’s also a person. Read More »

Margot Robbie in Focus

You don’t have to care at all about ice skating to find the story of figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan to be one of the most jaw-dropping and mesmerizing tales of greed, ambition, and low-rent crime to ever transpire outside of a Coen brothers movie. So yeah, put I, Tonya on your radar, because the always wonderful Margot Robbie will be playing the disgraced Olympian in Craig Gillespie‘s new movie. Oh, and our first look at Robbie as Harding on the set of the film has arrived.

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Craig Gillespie

So far, The Finest Hours is one of the biggest box office bombs of the year. Disney expected a loss of $75 million on the Craig Gillespie-directed drama. That miss followed up his Fright Night remake and Million Dollar Arm — two studio movies that, like The Finest Hours, also underperformed. It appears as if none of these misfires are slowing Gillespie down, though, because the Lars and the Real Girl director has just signed on to helm I, Tonya, the biopic about disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding.

Below, learn more about the project, which will star Margot Robbie.

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Margot Robbie in Focus

Margot Robbie will follow up her villainous turn in Suicide Squad by playing another famous baddie. She’s just attached herself to I, Tonya, a biopic about American ice skater Tonya Harding. Though a gifted athlete, Harding really shot to lasting infamy when she hired someone to incapacitate fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
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