Asheville Movies

Asheville Movies is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Edwin Arnaudin
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Before You Know It (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A lean piece of entertainment and an exceptional calling card for Utt - and Tullock, whose contributions shouldn't be overlooked. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/5 Joker (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The kind of rich, complex movie DC has been trying and failing to make ever since The Dark Knight Rises. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
1/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Edwin Arnaudin It isn't filmmaking as much as forehead-smacking dialogue and gratuitous bloodletting that just so happened to be caught on camera. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Offers pretty much everything a fan could want from a feature-length continuation of the beloved Masterpiece series. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
2/5 Hustlers (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Comparisons to Scorsese are...let's be nice and say "unfounded." EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Edwin Arnaudin In a stunning turnaround, Muschietti improves on the failures of It in practically every aspect. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5/5 Luce (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A stage-to-screen adaptation nearly on the level of Doubt and Rabbit Hole. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Without Bell's wit and dramatic depth, the script's many weaknesses would shine even brighter. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 One Child Nation (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
3.5/5 Honeyland (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
2.5/5 Don't Let Go (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Once answers regarding the mystery begin to arise, the film devolves into a cliché-filled final stretch, complete with lengthy Bond-villain exposition. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
1/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The inspired combination of Shia LaBeouf's Tyler and Zack Gottsagen's Zak is a strong candidate for Onscreen Duo of the Year. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
3.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 Them That Follow (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5/5 Maiden (2018) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Edwin Arnaudin As with the other films in this rebooted saga, once Fassbender's Magneto enters the story, it truly takes off. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 Venom (2018) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 Mortdecai (2015) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4.5/5 The Farewell (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Paradoxically both highly personal yet fairly universal - a remarkable achievement. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
3/5 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The Art of Self-Defense is ultimately a good film, but also one of the more difficult cinematic works to recommend in some time. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
2/5 The Lion King (2019) Edwin Arnaudin There are only two reasons to see this Lion King - Billy Eichner's Timon and Seth Rogen's Pumbaa. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
4/5 Wild Rose (2018) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
1/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The film's lone horror-inducing prospects are the lousy side monsters that seem destined to receive origin story spinoffs of their own. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
4.5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
4.5/5 Midsommar (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Midsommar specializes in dread rather than the genre's usual cheap tactics, building tension through fascination with and fear of the unknown. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 Yesterday (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The giddy musical reflections and celebrations are enough to largely overlook Jack's poorly-established yet crucial relationship with his manager/best friend Ellie. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019