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
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