Ashton Hardman-Le Cornu

Ashton Hardman-Le Cornu

Favorite films

  • Natural Born Killers
  • Another Round
  • Surf's Up
  • Whiplash

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  • Sexy Beast

    ★★★★½

  • Jack and Jill

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

  • The Holdovers

    ★★★★★

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  • Sexy Beast

    Sexy Beast

    ★★★★½

    sick. 

    Devoid of Hollywood cliches despite a Hollywood-endeared storyline. Kind of like an art house take on a classic heist film. Dismantles and repurposes all those clichés.

    Cool exploration of tension and domination with a surprising touch of coldness/indifference to its characters. 

    Loved the creative montages of past and present (mirrored conversations, violent flashbacks).

    Camera work felt rough but in a way that matched the tone. Rough around the edges in an abstract way.

    Reminded me of Cape Fear a little..

  • Jack and Jill

    Jack and Jill

    Al Pacino and Al Pacino alone earned this single, solitary star.

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  • The Boys in the Boat

    The Boys in the Boat

    ★½

    Flat and artificial. This feels like a movie designed to be screened exclusively in private schools and retirement homes. There is an unspoken partnership between those two institutions and it is founded on archaism. 

    The film follows the laws of the old world, but that’s not to say it’s set in some distant reality. It’s set in the way that world was remembered, steeped in false ideals and blind optimism. That world never really existed.

    Old school stoicism prevails through…

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★★

    Watched it today finally. Haven’t seen Oppenheimer yet. 😁 I loved it, seemed to hit all the right notes. Genuinely funny, important and delivered it’s message in a playful yet sophisticated manner. 

    Really beautiful.

    It felt educating without being overbearing and was nuanced enough to be relatively impenetrable by any weird anti-progress voices. I thought it did a great job of remaining tender whilst remaining firm and relatively unflinching in its agendas.

    I really enjoyed the imaginative sequences at the…

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