‘I, Tonya’ Sticks its Landing as Harding’s Redemption

Tonya Harding has been a nefarious figure in America since the attack on her Olympic teammate Nancy Kerrigan in 1994, but is she deserving of such a reputation? Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya ultimately poses that question, as he takes the viewer back to the event through the lens of Harding and her husband Jeff Gillooly. The film tells Harding’s story from her childhood to her successful … Continue reading ‘I, Tonya’ Sticks its Landing as Harding’s Redemption

‘The Disaster Artist’ is a Loving, Hilarious Tribute for Fans of ‘The Room’

Nearly 14 and a half years after its premiere, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is still as discussed, quoted and admired as ever, even if it’s not for the reasons that Wiseau intended. For the few that are uninitiated, The Room is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made, with Ross Morin notoriously calling Wiseau’s incredible disaster, “The Citizen Kane of bad … Continue reading ‘The Disaster Artist’ is a Loving, Hilarious Tribute for Fans of ‘The Room’

What Agatha Christie and the Orient Express Still Have to Offer

“I’ve never read the novel, but that new movie got me into it. And it’s a really good book!” While standing in line at a movie theatre I overheard a woman in front of me say this to her friend. She was clutching a copy of Agatha Christie’s iconic novel Murder on the Orient Express under her arm, and discussing the new theatrical adaptation of … Continue reading What Agatha Christie and the Orient Express Still Have to Offer

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Delivers a Funny and Regretful Message

In his previous two films, In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has shown a unique style and tone that blends gut-wrenching comedy with bleak, heavy drama. In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, he perfects this. From the excellent performances of an outstanding cast to an incredibly strong and thoughtful script, McDonaugh’s latest is one of the year’s finest and should be strongly considered come awards … Continue reading ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Delivers a Funny and Regretful Message