Edwin Arnaudin

Edwin Arnaudin
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 84% Before You Know It (2019) A lean piece of entertainment and an exceptional calling card for Utt - and Tullock, whose contributions shouldn't be overlooked. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/5 68% Joker (2019) The kind of rich, complex movie DC has been trying and failing to make ever since The Dark Knight Rises. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
1/5 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) It isn't filmmaking as much as forehead-smacking dialogue and gratuitous bloodletting that just so happened to be caught on camera. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 85% Downton Abbey (2019) Offers pretty much everything a fan could want from a feature-length continuation of the beloved Masterpiece series. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The Goldfinch is perfect for people like me who haven't read the book, enjoy John Crowley movies, and don't need big stars. I think there are seven of us. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Comparisons to Scorsese are...let's be nice and say "unfounded." - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) In a stunning turnaround, Muschietti improves on the failures of It in practically every aspect. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5/5 92% Luce (2019) A stage-to-screen adaptation nearly on the level of Doubt and Rabbit Hole. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Without Bell's wit and dramatic depth, the script's many weaknesses would shine even brighter. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 99% One Child Nation (2019) In its thorough examination of the past, the film is informative and inspirational. As an unspoken rallying cry for reproductive rights in the U.S., it's close to masterful. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
3.5/5 99% Honeyland (2019) By the time we leave Hatidze, there's a sense of being relieved to escape this harsh reality - a poor substitute for the rugged appeal that graced her introduction. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
2.5/5 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Once answers regarding the mystery begin to arise, the film devolves into a cliché-filled final stretch, complete with lengthy Bond-villain exposition. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Williams' honest-to-a-fault musings and high-pitched scream give him a comedic edge over his friends, though all three stars get their chances to shine. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) A nasty little movie, it's nonetheless expertly made and acted but dogged by the nagging question of why Kent felt moved to tell this particular story. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The latest installment in the Mike Banning Trilogy is also its best - which still isn't saying much and also didn't take a lot to accomplish. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
3.5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The inspired combination of Shia LaBeouf's Tyler and Zack Gottsagen's Zak is a strong candidate for Onscreen Duo of the Year. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) The opening hour's liberated charm is sadly abandoned in an overly serious second half, during which the incorporation of Springsteen songs and lyrics suddenly feels forced. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) The dog drama other dog dramas want to be sidesteps potential sappiness with honest, emotional storytelling, plus characters easy to care about and difficult to leave. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Each new sequence is a testament to how far creature designs (which have del Toro's fingerprints all over them), set-up, and gore-free execution can go in delivering frights. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 64% Them That Follow (2019) In this promising yet half-formed milieu, its inhabitants' struggles and triumphs merely hit with the intensity of a mosquito bite, not a rattler's fang. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5/5 98% Maiden (2019) Conventional non-fiction filmmaking aside, the story, players, and imagery are assembled in such a thoughtful manner that the results are frequently thrilling and inspiring. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) As with the other films in this rebooted saga, once Fassbender's Magneto enters the story, it truly takes off. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 29% Venom (2018) The funny, often random bits of dialogue echo a classic vaudeville duo and allow Hardy to display an exciting, awkward comedic side rarely seen from the often serious actor. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) A big, dumb Fast & Furious movie where you can clearly see what happens in (most of) the action scenes is still a big, dumb Fast & Furious movie. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) Depp's exaggerated mannerisms and affected speech are sure to infuriate his detractors and please those who enjoy his long line of goofy character creations. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Paradoxically both highly personal yet fairly universal - a remarkable achievement. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) In these divisive times, perhaps a figure like Morrison, presented in these practically perfect terms, is precisely what humanity needs to unite and move forward together. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Considering how far he's come as a storyteller, technician, and champion of movie history, it would be a shame if, as Tarantino claims, he only has one more film left. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
3/5 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense is ultimately a good film, but also one of the more difficult cinematic works to recommend in some time. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
2/5 53% The Lion King (2019) There are only two reasons to see this Lion King - Billy Eichner's Timon and Seth Rogen's Pumbaa. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) The filmmakers subvert expectations on multiple occasions - a remarkable feat, considering they've already trained viewers' brains not to hold out for a happy ending. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
1/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The film's lone horror-inducing prospects are the lousy side monsters that seem destined to receive origin story spinoffs of their own. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's as if Watts asked himself and his collaborators, 'How much fun can we have with this character?,' set a lofty goal, then went out and achieved it. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar specializes in dread rather than the genre's usual cheap tactics, building tension through fascination with and fear of the unknown. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 62% Yesterday (2019) The giddy musical reflections and celebrations are enough to largely overlook Jack's poorly-established yet crucial relationship with his manager/best friend Ellie. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019