I, Tonya movie poster

Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) finds his signature image in a cigarette butt bouncing to a halt on the ice before being snuffed in two by a skate blade. The real villain in the piece is screenwriter Steven Rogers who too often deems his audience as dumb as his redneck characters. How many times must the cast stop dead in their tracks to directly address the camera? At one point, we find the appallingly brilliant Allison Janney lamenting, “Well, my story line is disappearing now.” Margot Robbie never once resorts to camp, transforming what could easily have been just another grotesquerie in a grand guignol into a fully rounded, albeit unremittingly unsympathetic, character. Given all of the emotional and physical violence these characters heap on each other, it’s frequently difficult to find humor in them. The filmmakers spend so much time focusing on the freakshow side of the story that it might be difficult to find room in your heart to laugh. 2017.

Scott Marks

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

7:45pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, January 21

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Monday, January 22

11:25am, 1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, January 23

11:25am, 1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, January 24

11:25am, 1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

6:20pm, 9:15pm

Sunday, January 21

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Monday, January 22

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, January 23

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, January 24

12:15pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

6:30pm, 9:10pm

Sunday, January 21

10:25am, 1:05pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm

Monday, January 22

10:25am, 1:05pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm

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10:25am, 1:05pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm

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Thursday, January 25

10:25am, 1:05pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

5:45pm, 8:30pm, 11:30pm

Sunday, January 21

12:00pm, 2:45pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Monday, January 22

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:15pm

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1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:15pm, 10:15pm

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1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:15pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

7:40pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, January 21

11:15am, 2:05pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

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11:15am, 2:05pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

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11:15am, 2:05pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

7:10pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, January 21

10:10am, 1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Monday, January 22

12:15pm, 3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

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LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

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5:00pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

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11:00am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

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5:05pm, 7:50pm, 10:35pm

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11:10am, 1:50pm, 5:05pm, 7:50pm, 10:35pm

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

6:30pm, 9:40pm

Sunday, January 21

11:30am, 3:05pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

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11:30am, 3:05pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Saturday, January 20

7:30pm, 10:30pm

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11:00am, 1:50pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Thursday, January 25

7:30pm, 10:25pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

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6:50pm, 9:50pm

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12:50pm, 3:50pm, 6:50pm, 9:50pm

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