Kneecapping

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Kneecapping

Informal; the act of stopping a trend. The term is highly derogatory. For example, an analyst may accuse a government of kneecapping GDP growth by adopting a certain policy.
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The film's tone is set with a title card that states it's 'Based on irony-free, wildly contradictory and totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly.' That gives you an idea of what to expect without giving away too much.
This biopic, centred around the life of the prolific competitive US figure skater Tonya Harding, deals with her rise to the top of the sport's ranking.
In 1994, talented figure skater Tonya Harding's (Margot Robbie) world crashes down when her ex-husband conspires to injure a fellow Olympic hopeful to remove her from the national championship.
for I, Tonya A first-time nominee for her portrayal of infamous villain of the ice-skating world Tonya Harding, the Australian actress, 27, trained on the ice for five months.
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney as Tonya Harding's hardhearted mom in "I, Tonya"
Actresses to get nods include Margot Robbie for I, Tonya - in which she plays figure skater Tonya Harding and follows her connection to the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
CINEMA I, Tonya (15) Margot Robbie gives an outstanding performance as Tonya Harding, a champion figure skater whose legacy would forever be defined by an infamous, ill-conceived (and very poorly-executed) attack on a competitor.
.ACCORDING to a title card at the beginning of Craig Gillespie's blackly humorous biopic, I, Tonya is based on "irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews" with US figure skating champion Tonya Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.
I, Tonya (15) sees competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rising among the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Margot Robbie adored the script for I, Tonya , the bonkers, ultimately dismaying film about the American figure skater Tonya Harding and the 1994 attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.
Tell that to Tonya Harding, 47, the former Olympic ice skater from Portland now enjoying red-carpet photo sessions with Hollywood stars, courtesy of the 2017 movie about her, "I, Tonya"; being featured in a two-hour special on ABC; and seemingly so thoroughly having reinvented herself that a recent New York Times headline read: "Tonya Harding would like her apology now."