I got around to seeing I, Tonya last weekend, and it was just so good that pieces of it kept coming back to me for days. In particular, there are these wonderful moments where Margot Robbie is skating around the ice, the world spinning around her, but you can see her face snap back and forth between joy and exasperation — this wonderful, momentary elation of knowing you’re a success, and the terrible falls of realizing everything around you is breaking apart.
I’ve seen some people wondering how the film handles a main character who, you know, is not exactly of the finest moral character. The film makes matters more ambiguous than they are in reality; but even without that, it does a wonderful job of showing the complexities and inconsistencies that can get mixed up inside one person. The Tonya of the film is surrounded by abusers and buffoons, trying her best to be free of them in the one way available to her. So when the assault on Nancy Kerrigan comes, we understand how Tonya got there — and how much (this character, at least) wishes she were anywhere else.
Check out nine trailers from this week below.
The latest Deadpool trailer is just one big introduction to Cable — but naturally, this being Deadpool, it can’t be so straightforward as to just give a character a normal welcome. This is also our first real look at Deadpool 2, and, ya know, it’s got the mixture of ludicrous violence and immature comedy that everyone’s coming back for. The movie comes out May 18th.
Given the history of the Spider-Man franchise, I have to say I’m very skeptical about how this will go. But at least in this first trailer, there’s not a lot to judge it on. Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams are in it, and both of them are always fantastic, and it looks like Riz Ahmed is being set up to be the villain, which could be cool. But what exactly will the Venom action look like? It seems we’ll have to wait for the next trailer to find out. The film comes out October 5th.