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
D Tom & Jerry (2021) Edwin Arnaudin Apparently any excuse will do to get the iconic cat and mouse onscreen, including this spectacularly dumb story. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
B+ I Care a Lot (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Powered by a well-oiled plot that discourages the need or desire to learn more than basic details about its surface-level characters. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
A- Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Plays like a Daniel Clowes comic set in England. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
B+ 17 Blocks (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A slice of long-view nonfiction filmmaking that would make Michael Apted proud. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2021
B+ Truth to Power (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Go from System of a Down novice to super fan in less than 80 minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2021
C+ Music (2021) Edwin Arnaudin The imagination and craftsmanship nearly compensate for the film's cliché characters and screenplay. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
B+ Nomadland (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The mix of McDormand and Strathairn with non-professional actors is often distracting, but the film's beauty and soulfulness nevertheless shines through. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
B+ Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Edwin Arnaudin Mumolo and Wiig set a high bar for comedies in the coming year. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
B+ Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Edwin Arnaudin These forces intersect in beautiful and devastating ways, though the biggest gut-punch doesn't arrive until the postscript. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
D Saint Maud (2019) Edwin Arnaudin A pointless, exhausting exercise in delusion and cruelty, elevated by a few striking images that falsely inflate its worth. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
B Minari (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Chung's film is at its strongest when focusing on the core four family members, but additional players largely detract from that central dynamic. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
B M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity (2018) Edwin Arnaudin One of the best documentaries thus far in terms of exploring an artist's creative process. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
C+ Malcolm & Marie (2021) Edwin Arnaudin Seems far better suited for the stage than the screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2021
B A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) Edwin Arnaudin 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
B+ Rams (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The seemingly distinctly Icelandic material translates surprisingly well to its new Western Australian setting. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
B+ The Dig (2021) Edwin Arnaudin Mulligan and Fiennes live up to the promise of their pairing. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
B The Little Things (2021) Edwin Arnaudin An entertaining, well-made thriller that falls apart in its final stretch. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
C- Fatman (2020) Edwin Arnaudin A tonal mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
B+ Locked Down (2021) Edwin Arnaudin A charming chronicle of these unusual times, but hopefully closer to a one-off than a trend-starter. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
B- Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) Edwin Arnaudin Entertaining and occasionally moving, but plays more like an infomercial than a film. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
B The Reason I Jump (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The level of intelligence emanating from humans incapable of verbalizing these concepts is revelatory. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
B+ One Night in Miami (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The ensemble's dynamic largely compensates for the film's cinematic shortcomings. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
C- Outside the Wire (2021) Edwin Arnaudin Mackie is generally fun to watch but finds little support from Idris, whose acting is so devoid of emotion that one half expects a big twist reveal that he too is a machine. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
B Sing Me a Song (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Balmès' observational filmmaking chronicles the youths' simple yet jarring relationship, and he's able to get almost unnaturally close to both in vulnerable moments. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
B The Emoji Story (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Cheney and Shane fortify a seemingly frivolous concept with such profundity as considering whether emojis have the power to enhance language or destroy it. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
A- Promising Young Woman (2020) Edwin Arnaudin An accomplished and confident film on every conceivable level. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
B Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Jenkins & Co. improve on their safe, overrated predecessor with a goofy, entertaining adventure that smartly critiques the setting's "Me First" mindset. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
B The Midnight Sky (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Recaptures the sophisticated balance of tension, humor, and heart that define Clooney's best directorial work. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
D News of the World (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Greengrass must be contractually obligated to release a godawful film every 10 years. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
B+ Tenet (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The convoluted logic begins to detract from the film's enjoyment - or it would if Nolan didn't keep tossing out exciting visuals to keep viewers engaged and challenged. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
C+ Sound of Metal (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The sound design and lead performance are so good that it's easy to overlook its spotty screenplay and pedestrian filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
B+ Mayor (2020) Edwin Arnaudin An inspiring tale of maintaining dignity in the face of overwhelming odds - and a pretty decent Christmas movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
A- Another Round (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Warm, humane, hilarious, and touching - the kind of film one might expect Mike Leigh or Hirokazu Kore-eda to release in 2020. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
A Mank (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Oldman delivers the most well-rounded performance of his illustrious career. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
B+ The Croods: A New Age (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Considerably more, uh, evolved than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2020
B Zappa (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Entertaining and generally well-made, but "Eat That Question" (2016) covers much of the same territory just as intelligently and without subverting Zappa's music. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
B+ The Predator (2018) Edwin Arnaudin Pulpy entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
B The Last Vermeer (2019) Edwin Arnaudin An appealing cat-and-mouse game between Bang and Pearce. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
B+ Collective (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Blisteringly current - and likely will remain so for some time. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
D+ Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The bad year for Appalachian-set films continues. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
B Freaky (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Christopher Landon is cornering the market on high-concept horror/comedies. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
B+ A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Edwin Arnaudin Allen's best film since "Blue Jasmine." EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
B Maybe Next Year (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The connections to these four individuals expands the journey and adds unexpected levels of suspense to the known proceedings. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
C- Dreamland (2019) Edwin Arnaudin The technical achievements can't compensate for Cole's wet-blanket acting, Robbie's odd lack of charisma, and a script uninterested in sustaining viewer attention. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
B+ Let Him Go (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Proves just how strong a foundation good writing and acting can provide, and makes a compelling case for a resurgence of modestly budgeted thrillers. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2020
A- Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Cohen cements his status as cinema's greatest comic actor since Peter Sellers. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
C- Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Edwin Arnaudin The bungled effects work for Hathaway's Grand High Witch makes her barely concealed, extra-wide mouth look like rejected test footage from "Venom." EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
B Come Play (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Now THIS is how you stretch a horror short into a feature! EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
A- On the Rocks (2020) Edwin Arnaudin In many ways, it's Coppola's best film, and yields arguably the quintessential "late career" Murray performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
B Rebecca (2020) Edwin Arnaudin Gorgeous coastal vistas and bright period costumes inspire a more effortless viewer engagement to the characters and their romance than the stodgy B&W original. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020