In the Dark: Two films worthy of consideration

Margo Robbie in I, Tonya

All these years later, Tonya Harding is but a small smear on the revered sport of ice-skating. While one of the most talented skaters of her generation — the only one to land a triple axle — it seemed fairly obvious she didn’t have the grace and style of other dancers like Nancy Kerrigan. Well, and then there was that infamous incident involving Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

All of this combined, plus her antics on the ice, made Harding one of the most unsympathetic players on the world stage of sports — until now. This new film finds redemption for Harding in chronicling her life story with an abusive mother (Allison Janney), LaVona, and an equally abusive husband (Sebastian Stan). By the film’s end, if you don’t feel a pang of sympathy for Harding, played by Margo Robbie, go back and see it again.

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