Rated Greg’s Top 5 Sports Biopics
- The Fighter I, Tonya
- Cinderella Man Rush
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Hey there. It’s me again, the boy who cried greatest movie ever. With 2018 rapidly approaching, I was a little unsure about leaving Atomic Blonde as #1 in my year-end list. I hadn’t seen it mentioned in any other Top 10 lists nor have really even heard it talked about by anyone since the weekend of it’s July release. Could I be wrong about it’s brilliance? I don’t think so. I just think Atomic Blonde is so specifically tailored to certain action junkie inclinations that it likely lacks something in mass appeal. For instance, I couldn’t summarize the plot for you if I tried. The movie so convoluted, however I could give a shit because the level of action is truly one of a kind. Even though I was steadfast that Atomic Blonde was my favorite movie of the year, proclaiming it as the BEST movie of the year seemed a little ridiculous.
Well, this point is now moot because my brand new favorite movie of the year also happens to have at least a puncher’s chance at Best Picture. I, Tonya is so fucking good! I can’t believe a Tonya Harding biopic reminded me of Goodfellas in multiple facets, but that’s where we are in 2017. In terms of mass appeal it’s got everything. Family drama, true crime, athletics, unforgettable performances, a loaded soundtrack, and last but not least, the film is genuinely hilarious. I would only recommend Atomic Blonde to a select group of friends. But I, Tonya, the other atomic blonde? I’d recommend it to friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, dentists, Bumble matches, Uber drivers…..you name it. Grade: A+