Ashley Hamilton

About Ashley Hamilton

Ashley Hamilton is an artist and father, who lives in Malibu and seeks to express the truth through his work.

Hollywood, Drugs, and Heroin’s War Against Heroes

When it comes to heist movies, Hollywood has an inverse form of “Occam’s Razor.” The more complex and outlandish the security—from multiple checkpoints and a multitude of safeguards to cameras at every corner and monitors for every camera, from armed patrols and packs of patrol dogs to beams of infrared light that crisscross

By | 2017-11-20T11:49:59+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

The Last Great All-American Film

February will mark the 34th anniversary of the wide release of the last great all-American film: “The Right Stuff.” Neither a love letter to liberals nor a clarion call to conservatives, neither a critique of President Eisenhower nor a celebration of President Kennedy, the film is all-American because we are all Democrats, we

By | 2017-11-12T12:07:01+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

Life Is Rich: Filmmaker Michael Ritchie’s Portrait of America

If you want to understand America, you need to understand Americans’ attitudes toward politics and baseball. More to the point, you need to understand how Hollywood reveres the former and romanticizes the latter—one notable exception notwithstanding. In the case of the late Michael Ritchie, director of “The Candidate” and “The Bad News Bears,”

By | 2017-11-02T22:24:36+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|