Film-Tech Cinema Systems
Film-Tech Forum


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | my password | register | search | faq & rules | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Film-Tech Forum   » Community   » Film Handlers' Movie Reviews   » I, Tonya (2017)

   
Author Topic: I, Tonya (2017)
Sam Graham
AKA: "The Evil Sam Graham". Wackiness ensues.

Posts: 1342
From: Waukee, IA
Registered: Dec 2004


 - posted 02-17-2018 10:53 PM      Profile for Sam Graham   Author's Homepage   Email Sam Graham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
CINEMA: Regal Warren East, Wichita, KS
AUDITORIUM: 13
PRESENTATION: Regal Roller Coaster Vision with standard stadium seating
PRESENTATION PROBLEMS: None [Cool]
RATING: Three stars (out of four)

Noovie has a promo encouraging advertising with Noovie, claiming "no distractions". Apparently the people at NCM have never heard of smart phones, which pretty much everyone has in front of their face. The asshole behind me is watching a political program with the volume full blast so he can hear it over Noovie. Which means we can ALL hear it. At least three of us are glaring at him and his wife is trying to get him to turn it down, but he obviously feels he's the most important person in the room.

THE PLOT: A little girl skates. Wackiness ensues.

It's almost sad how much fun this movie is to watch. Tonya Harding's complete train wreck of a life is unfolded through the well-known names involved in or around "the incident"...the attack on Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics, the buffoonery behind the attack being absolutely mind-boggling. The story is often told through recreations of interviews and a lot of third wall dropping.

Not ONE single character is likable. Not even Nancy Kerrigan. But Allison Janney as Harding's mother is deliciously evil, stealing every scene she's in.

If you want to feel better about your own life, this is the movie to see.

 |  IP: Logged

Leo Enticknap
Film God

Posts: 6839
From: Loma Linda, CA
Registered: Jul 2000


 - posted 02-18-2018 10:54 AM      Profile for Leo Enticknap   Author's Homepage   Email Leo Enticknap   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
From around the same time, a movie about Mary Decker and Zola Budd would probably have one leaving the theater with similar thoughts, too.

Will definitely try to see this one, though given the very cautious programming in the 'plexes around here (Hillary's America is the only documentary my local one has played in the five years I've lived here, that I'm aware of), it'll probably be on BD or Netflix.

 |  IP: Logged

Martin McCaffery
Film God

Posts: 2272
From: Montgomery, AL
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 02-18-2018 11:06 AM      Profile for Martin McCaffery   Author's Homepage   Email Martin McCaffery   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
An definitive guilty pleasure. Who knew that child and spouse abuse could be so funny?
Well shot and well edited. You feel that everyone was having fun with it.

 |  IP: Logged

Sam Graham
AKA: "The Evil Sam Graham". Wackiness ensues.

Posts: 1342
From: Waukee, IA
Registered: Dec 2004


 - posted 02-18-2018 05:40 PM      Profile for Sam Graham   Author's Homepage   Email Sam Graham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote: Sam Graham
The story is often told through recreations of interviews and a lot of third wall dropping.
FOURTH wall. That’s the phrase, right? I’m too lazy to look it up.

 |  IP: Logged

Mike Blakesley
Film God

Posts: 12272
From: Forsyth, Montana
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 02-18-2018 11:02 PM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, the third wall would be stage left, probably.

 |  IP: Logged



All times are Central (GMT -6:00)  
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:



Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.1.2

The Film-Tech Forums are designed for various members related to the cinema industry to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

© 1999-2018 Film-Tech Cinema Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.