Japan’s Naomi Osaka: Watch tennis do nothing when Wimbledon comes around, Osaka stewing in tabloid headlines.  Photograph:  Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

When Naomi Osaka showed vulnerability, her sport put her in a headlock and drilled its knuckle into her forehead. Sport is what sport does. For all of(...)

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

Some stories don’t need a movie, propelled as they are by enough of their own cinematic energy already. The saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan m(...)

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in ‘I, Tonya’

From the get-go, I, Tonya is skating with catastrophe. Mirroring its controversial heroine, Craig Gillespie’s (Lars and the Real Girl) biopic of (...)

Tonya Harding at Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver last December. With her life a film, Harding looks back at the Nancy Kerrigan scandal and her struggles to tell her side of the story. Photograph: Kyle Johnson/The New York Times

Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price, ” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just returned ho(...)

After one violent scene in ‘I, Tonya’, someone turns to the screen and says: ‘This didn’t happen’

Earlier this year, as Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk boomed through the world’s cinemas, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, historian of that battle, stepped up to t(...)