Edwin Arnaudin

Edwin Arnaudin is a freelance writer and a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).

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The Week in Film: Thumbs Up edition

| July 17, 2014 | Comments (1)
Life Itself
(Magnolia Pictures)

The joyful, moving Roger Ebert doc “Life Itself” is the main attraction, but don’t ignore the star-studded “Third Person.”

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The Week in Film: Snocomotive edition

| July 10, 2014 | Comments (1)
Snowpiercer
(RADiUS-TWC)

Step aboard the Snowpiercer, enact some teenage rebellion, sing a few songs, and battle some damn dirty apes (not necessary in that order).

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The Week in Film: Sci-Fi CouldaWoulda edition

| July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jodorowsky's Dune
(Sony Pictures Classics)

An ambitious film that never came to be gets its due while a quartet of also-rans has this holiday weekend looking bleak.

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The Week in Film: Swedish Punk edition

| June 25, 2014 | Comments (3)
We Are the Best!
(Magnolia Pictures)

Will you rock out with some cool ’80s Swede teens this weekend or tell Michael Bay, “Why yes, I’d LOVE a 5th Transformers movie”?

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The Week in Film: Sequelpalooza edition

| June 12, 2014 | Comments (0)
22 Jump Street
(Sony Pictures)

Two appealing Pt.2s…on Friday the 13th? Must be the apocalypse.

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The Week in Film: Sci-Fi Do-Over edition

| June 4, 2014 | Comments (5)
Edge of Tomorrow
(Warner Bros.)

Time-traveling Cruise and Blunt go up against John Green’s teens while Franco & Co. watch from the sidelines.

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The Week in Film: Mullet Justice edition

| May 29, 2014 | Comments (0)
Cold in July
(IFC Films)

It’s business in the front, party in the back this weekend for the superb ’80s thriller “Cold in July.”

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The Week in Film: Moody Mutant Blues edition

| May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Week in Film: Moody Mutant Blues edition

Time-traveling mutants, 18th century drama, and Sandler/Barrymore III are yours for the taking.

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The Week in Film: Jarmuschian Vampire edition

| May 14, 2014 | Comments (0)
Only Lovers Left Alive
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Choose from artful blood-drinkers, hardscrabble Philadelphians, British P.O.W.s, giant lizards, and Indian baseball.

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The Week in Film: Hometown Contamination edition

| May 7, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Week in Film: Hometown Contamination edition

Katie Damien’s CTS documentary leads the way along with intriguing Allen/Turturro and Rogen/Efron pairings.

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The Week in Film: Shutterbug Nanny edition

| April 25, 2014 | Comments (0)
Finding Vivian Maier
(IFC Films)

Photographers, rednecks, safecrackers, three-timers, debunkers, and undercover cops light up the screen this weekend.

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Ashvegas movie review: Under the Skin

| April 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Just your average night on Patton Ave.
(A24)

Scarlett Johansson gets her “Species” on in this technically sharp, narratively poor sci-fi experiment.

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The Week in Film: Mistaken Curry Identity edition

| April 16, 2014 | Comments (3)
The Lunchbox
(Sony Pictures Classics)

The rundown of this week’s new films in theaters, on DVD, and on Netflix Instant.

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Ashvegas movie review: Sabotage

| April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
Sabotage
(Open Road Films)

Ah-nuld’s new shoot-’em-up is dumb fun until it turns plain old stupid.

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Ashvegas movie review: Enemy

| April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
(A24)

Double your Gyllenhaal, double your mind#&*$.

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The Week in Film: Unrated edition

| April 3, 2014 | Comments (3)
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
(Magnolia Pictures)

Not afraid of a little nudity, are we? (OK, there’s actually a LOT of nudity…)

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Ashvegas movie review: Divergent

| March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)
Ashvegas movie review: Divergent

The latest “Hunger Games” challenger is better than Katniss & Co. despite following the formula of it and other dystopic YA peers.

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The Week in Film: What’s a Cubit? edition

| March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Enemy
(A24)

Russell Crowe gets nautical, 2x Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Bateman uses spell check, and Ah-nuld pops off a few rounds.

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The Week in Film: Checking In edition

| March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Muppets return, plus the Next Big YA Thing, the Veronica Mars movie, theological debate, and what could be the year’s best film.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

| March 15, 2014 | Comments (3)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

A visual feast and a comedic showcase for Ralph Fiennes, Wes Anderson’s latest is the film to beat in 2014.

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Ashvegas movie review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

| March 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Rob Minkoff’s smart, fun, and funny take on the classic Jay Ward cartoon cements 2014 as a great year for animation.

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The Week in Film: Slo-mo Persian edition (Part 2)

| March 4, 2014 | Comments (1)
300: Rise of an Empire
(Warner Bros.)

Enjoy your action slllloooooooowed dowwwwwwwn? Well, this is your lucky week.

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Ashvegas movie review: Non-Stop

| March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)
Non-Stop
(Universal Pictures)

Liam Neeson delivers quality mindless thrills as an air marshal sniffing out a terrorist plot.

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The Week in Film: Japanese Aviation edition

| February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Wind Rises
(Touchstone Pictures)

Planes, Palestinians, poets, more planes, and prophets offer plentiful possibilities.

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