Ashley Wells

Ashley Wells Pro

Favorite films

  • The Dreamers
  • The Third Man
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Velvet Goldmine

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  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    ★★★★★

  • Trancers

    ★★★★

  • Along Came a Spider

    ★★★

  • High and Low

    ★★★★½

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  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    ★★★★★

    OK, I'm making it official and bumping this up to five stars after I nervously showed it to my friends last night and they went absolutely apeshit for it! But I still feel like it's going to take me a lifetime to articulate why this movie is so special to me. I think a lot about Virigina Woolf's description of her (unconventional but apparently successful) marriage to Leonard Woolf, that she never knew what he was going to say when…

  • Trancers

    Trancers

    ★★★★

    This reminded me a lot of The Hidden, which I recently rediscovered and loved! This isn't quite as maximalist but it has the same dry fish-out-of-water comedy and expertly styled-out low-fi sci-fi. Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt are GREAT together and I cannot promise not to watch all the sequels!

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  • The Cabbage-Patch Fairy

    The Cabbage-Patch Fairy

    ★★★½

    I love that this is what someone wanted to do when they got their hands on filmmaking technology.

  • Radius

    Radius

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film has a cool idea: a dude wakes up from an accident with no memory of how he got there or who he is, and anyone who comes within 50 feet of him instantly drops dead. Unfortunately that idea gets buried in a muddle of amnesia, identical twins, and serial killers that's too dumb to explain and is unworthy of a Lifetime original movie. Everything after the first act feels like it was thrown together to give the two…