Edwin Arnaudin

Edwin Arnaudin
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 91% Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2021) Fascinating interviews with Capote and Williams, plus Vreeland's intelligent structure compensate for Parsons' and Quinto's distracting audio imitations. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2021
B- 89% Luca (2021) Harmless, safe, kid-centric entertainment that barely feels like a Pixar production. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2021
C- 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) James Wan, you are missed behind the camera. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
B+ 74% Cruella (2021) Stylish and entertaining, but could probably stand to lose 15 minutes. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
B 96% In the Heights (2021) An energetic pace and commitment to spectacle compensate for a mediocre screenplay and lack of memorable songs. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
B+ 61% Profile (2021) With Bekmambetov finally involved in a fully hands-on capacity, the unofficial series' creators at last craft a story that's a near perfect fit for the format. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
C- 62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) The latest argument for Sheridan to pen scripts by himself again. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
C- 36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) A stale rehashing of the saga's tropes with different characters going through the motions. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
C- 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) A step above Snyder's DCEU films, but never comes close to matching the zombie highs of his "Dawn of the Dead." - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
B 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) A twisty, disorienting homage to De Palma and Fincher - until it almost completely unravels in the final stretch. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
B 46% Here Today (2021) Crystal and Haddish form an appealing comedic duo, but the film is less successful in its dramatic moments. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
B+ 66% Wrath of Man (2021) Ritchie and Statham should work together more often. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2021
B+ 94% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) Andersson's slice-of-life vignettes carry significant individual and cumulative power. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
B 98% Hope (Håp) (2021) There are no gimmicks or twists to be found here - just a straightforward terminal illness drama that allows genuine emotions to shine through in every interaction. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
B- 77% In The Earth (2021) The child of "Midsommar" and "The Blair Witch Project," complete with all the genetic assets and defects of its horror parents. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
B 25% Voyagers (2021) A slick sci-fi thriller that makes engaging use of prominent themes from Burger's prolific past decade. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2021
A- 84% Nobody (2021) Naishuller keeps the pace cooking with inventive showdowns and gallows humor, all filmed like he's got one shot to prove his worth. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
D+ 98% Shiva Baby (2021) A frustrating expansion of Seligman's far more effective short film by the same name. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
C 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) The handful of epic scenes are diluted by lazy writing. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
B+ 86% The Courier (2020) A charming, old-fashioned spy thriller, buoyed by Cumberbatch's most complex role in years. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
D- 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) A four-hour middle finger to Joss Whedon. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
C+ 37% Cherry (2021) A Frankenstein's monster of well-worn genres with little new to say about any of them. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
B 95% Test Pattern (2021) Bracingly exposes the inadequate system currently in place to address sexual assault. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
C- 66% Crisis (2021) Jarecki takes a "Crash"-like approach to the opioid impact, which lends an ill-fitting, hyperbolic edge to the important issue and its numerous facets. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
B 40% Justice League (2017) Cribs from Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor films so thoroughly that it's essentially a lesser MCU installment. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
A- 73% Boss Level (2021) Joe Carnahan breathes new life into the time-loop sub-genre and finally gives Frank Grillo a lead part worthy of his talents. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
B+ 49% Coming 2 America (2021) Recaptures the comedic magic of the original. More Brewer and Murphy (and Snipes) collaborations, please! - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
B+ 72% My Salinger Year (2021) Wisely keeps the reclusive author as an amusing anecdote within a delightful coming-of-age tale, maintaining his enigma status instead of attempting to define it. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
C- 22% Chaos Walking (2021) The production's troubled history is evident in practically every frame. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
C- 56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Day gives her all in what amounts to a middling made-for-TV movie with a generous costume budget. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
B+ 96% Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Impressive in its access and honesty. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
D 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) Apparently any excuse will do to get the iconic cat and mouse onscreen, including this spectacularly dumb story. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
B+ 78% I Care a Lot (2021) Powered by a well-oiled plot that discourages the need or desire to learn more than basic details about its surface-level characters. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
A- 92% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2021) Plays like a Daniel Clowes comic set in England. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
B+ 100% 17 Blocks (2019) A slice of long-view nonfiction filmmaking that would make Michael Apted proud. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
B+ 83% Truth to Power (2021) Go from System of a Down novice to super fan in less than 80 minutes. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
C+ 8% Music (2020) The imagination and craftsmanship nearly compensate for the film's cliché characters and screenplay. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
B+ 94% Nomadland (2021) The mix of McDormand and Strathairn with non-professional actors is often distracting, but the film's beauty and soulfulness nevertheless shines through. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
B+ 79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Mumolo and Wiig set a high bar for comedies in the coming year. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
B+ 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) These forces intersect in beautiful and devastating ways, though the biggest gut-punch doesn't arrive until the postscript. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
D 93% Saint Maud (2020) A pointless, exhausting exercise in delusion and cruelty, elevated by a few striking images that falsely inflate its worth. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B 98% Minari (2020) Chung's film is at its strongest when focusing on the core four family members, but additional players largely detract from that central dynamic. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
B 90% M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity (2018) One of the best documentaries thus far in terms of exploring an artist's creative process. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
C+ 58% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Seems far better suited for the stage than the screen. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
B 67% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) It's all thought-provoking and anyone who's experienced coincidence or déjà vu can relate to most of what's said, though some of the "evidence" is overly individualized. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
B+ 91% Rams (2021) The seemingly distinctly Icelandic material translates surprisingly well to its new Western Australian setting. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
B+ 87% The Dig (2021) Mulligan and Fiennes live up to the promise of their pairing. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
B 45% The Little Things (2021) An entertaining, well-made thriller that falls apart in its final stretch. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
C- 45% Fatman (2020) A tonal mess. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
B+ 42% Locked Down (2021) A charming chronicle of these unusual times, but hopefully closer to a one-off than a trend-starter. - Asheville Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021