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
2/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller - apparently when they were in 6th grade - the story is basic and the jokes are corny as hell. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
4/5 Downhill (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Improves on its vastly overrated source material in every conceivable regard. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
1/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The toxic male gaze of Suicide Squad is thankfully absent, but the sloppy writing and shoddy filmmaking remain intact. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2020
2.5/5 Les misérables (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Little more than a middling cover band version of "Training Day," yet bereft of that film's dramatic and cinematic richness. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
4.5/5 QT8: The First Eight (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A master class in Quentin Tarantino's films - minus the participation of the master himself. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
2.5/5 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Essentially an extension of the disturbing milieu, Alice Krige's performance is nearly enough to overcome the messy, threadbare plot. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
4/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Thanks to Colin Farrell's injection of personality, the film at last takes off and rarely lets up. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 The Turning (2020) Edwin Arnaudin It all comes to an end with a sudden, baffling full-stop that totally whiffs and seems like it was found in post-production, not planned in the least. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 The Song of Names (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Dovidl's and Martin's dynamic shines throughout the film, bolstered by the rarity of three different sets of actors who excel both individually and as a unit. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
.5/5 Color Out of Space (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Suffers from a lethargic screenplay, cheap-looking visuals, amateurish acting, and laughable digital special effects that play like failed auditions for the Syfy channel. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Demand for yet another "Dr. Dolittle" movie is admittedly low, but the fun, funny, and visually rich "Dolittle" justifies its existence to a surprising degree. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2020
1/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Michael Bay's hyperbolic style is sorely missed, as is Will Smith's long-gone charisma. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2020
1.5/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Edwin Arnaudin There's a brilliant 90-minute film hiding in this 170-minute endurance test. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/5 Like a Boss (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The flimsy narrative is all the structure Haddish needs to hang her endless string of amusing, frequently raunchy lines, and finds a game partner in Byrne. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Horror filmmakers would be wise to study Mendes' set-up and execution - each more dreadful and memorable than any jump scare. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/5 Underwater (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The latest "Alien" rip-off has more in common with the "47 Meters Down" series than Ellen Ripley. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/5 The Grudge (2020) Edwin Arnaudin If any horror film characters deserve to die gruesome deaths, it's these idiots. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
3.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The story-driven, visually safe, star-studded drama tells an important real-life tale, but without taking any risks that result in payoffs beyond the expected. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
4.5/5 Just Mercy (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Rarely has the value of a human life received such a soulful, soaring cinematic presentation. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
5/5 Little Women (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A lovely remix. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A total knockout - both in that it's a wallop of a film and may inspire a well-deserved nap due to exhaustion shortly after the end credits roll. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Edwin Arnaudin As satisfying a saga conclusion as "The Return of the King." EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2019
.5/5 Cats (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Visually repulsive and not far behind on a sonic level. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3.5/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The oddball avatar schtick remains remarkably fresh and receives an added jolt once Awkwafina trots out her best Danny DeVito impression. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
0/5 Black Christmas (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The worst film of 2019. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
4.5/5 Waves (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Shults has "finally" penned a script to match his top-notch technical prowess. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4.5/5 Honey Boy (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The payoffs that arise via LaBeouf exorcising his demons are plentiful for game viewers - and, hopefully, the screenwriter/co-star/subject himself. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Eastwood and his no-fuss style prove an apt fit for Jewell's story, allowing the simmering tension of Billy Ray's script and a handful of strong performances to stand out. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
2.5/5 Dark Waters (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Akin to a zero-calorie version of Spotlight. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Delivers frequent thrills that acrophobes may want to skip - or treat as a safe way to overcome their fears. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
2/5 Frozen II (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A waste of beautiful animation. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 The All-Americans (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A passable documentary that thinks it's a powerful activist statement but is little more than a basic youth sports drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Marielle Heller delivers nothing short of a miracle. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/5 Knives Out (2019) Edwin Arnaudin With the ability to make his film truly unique from any number of angles, Johnson instead plays it safe and leaves one wondering why he wanted to tell such a tame story. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Bong packs his frames with visual symbolism that speaks to contemporary times and writes characters on both sides of the economic divide that feel relatable and well-rounded. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
2.5/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Banks arranges the familiar pieces in generally entertaining configurations that momentarily help viewers forget that they've seen them all before. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Old-school Hollywood filmmaking that balances plentiful thrills and laughs with commendable grace. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
4.5/5 The Report (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Burns moves between key characters and storylines with impeccable smoothness, keeping the pace active without losing sight of his featured players. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Back in his most iconic role, Schwarzenneger is a consistent delight and peppers the film with humor and, eventually, badass action. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
1/5 Midway (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Working from a script that's serious and reverent to a fault, Emmerich assaults viewers with another effects-heavy extravaganza, refusing to modernize his dated style. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Edwin Arnaudin An incredible feat of highwire artistry that results in a rare emotionally - and cinematically - complete film. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 Western Stars (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The overly scripted interludes clash with the authenticity of the show, which is plenty strong on its own. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
3.5/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Edwin Arnaudin All-around good enough but never aspires to greatness - a shame considering what a more imaginative filmmaker could do with this labyrinthine, Chinatown-light story. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 Harriet (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A Lifetime movie treatment of an extraordinary woman's daring deeds. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The year's most entertaining film not named Spider-Man: Far From Home or Dolemite Is My Name. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4.5/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A long-awaited and welcome return to form for Murphy and Snipes, and a pleasant "welcome back" for director Craig Brewer. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 First Love (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Diversifies the prolific director's already impressive resumé. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Striking as Ephraim's epic battle with a seagull and his various hallucinatory visions may be, a handful of haunting sights aren't enough to make a successful film. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
1.5/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Among other sins, Hawley & Co. waste Dan Stevens' spot-on Ned Flanders impression. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
4/5 Fantastic Fungi (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The documentary's true stars are the fungi themselves, especially as depicted through Schwartzberg's gorgeous time-lapse photography. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019