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Austin Trunick

Austin Trunick
Austin Trunick's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Under the Radar

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 17% Dear Dictator (2018) Dear Dictator makes you hope for something subversive, and there occasional flashes of potential, but then it always falls back into the easiest, most obvious route.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
7.5/10 55% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) Propulsive, kinetic, and unapologetically crass ... this is the sort of potential breakthrough role [Mackenzie] Davis has needed for years.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2018
7.5/10 92% Lean on Pete (2018) This is a rare drama where spoilers are a real danger; Lean on Pete's rawest, most wrenching moments have a way of skillfully blindsiding viewers, and spoiling any of those would definitely lessen the movie's impact.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
6.5/10 75% Gemini (2018) A fantastic cast and abundant style keep it interesting, but the underwhelming mystery at its core prevent it from being an absolutely necessary neo-noir.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
5/10 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) While the effect was surely unintentional, it's still problematic; you get the feeling that if this weren't an animated movie people would have been up in arms about it.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
No Score Yet Paris Holiday (1958) [Hope & Fernandel's] comedic styles never meld particularly well; Hope being quick with the wisecrack, while Fernandel is left to clownish mugging. There are far better showcases out there for both of their talents.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
84% Tom Jones (1963) Tony Richardson's Tom Jones took Henry Fielding's bawdy picaresque and updated it for a new generation.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
97% Night of the Living Dead (1968) What's truly remarkable is how, after half a century and an uncountable number of zombie films, novels, comics, TV shows, and video games, you can watch the original Night of the Living Dead and it still feels fresh and terrifying.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
8/10 50% Downsizing (2017) A touching piece of high-concept science fiction with a twisted sense of humor.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
100% The Girl Without Hands (La Jeune fille sans mains) (2017) Dark and stunningly beautiful.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
82% Pom Poko (Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko) (The Raccoon War) (1994) Pom Poko isn't regarded as one of the tent poles of the Studio Ghibli canon, though it deserves to be.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
100% Act & Punishment (2018) The documentary features in-depth interviews with Tolokonnikova, Alyokhina, and Samutsevich, as well as cultural scholars and art critics, which helps put their pieces into context for those of us not well-versed in Russian history and politics.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
94% The Apartment (1960) If it weren't for Lemmon's so affable execution of Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's script, The Apartment could have been oppressively dark and cynical.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
92% Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo sumaseba) (If You Listen Closely) (2006) Though culturally quite different than what you'd expect from an American coming-of-age film, there's a sweet, youthful love story here that resonates beyond cultural barriers.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
90% The Cat Returns (2002) When it comes to grand fantasy tales of little girls lost in wonderfully strange worlds, The Cat Returns is no Spirited Away. Still, it's a serviceable children's adventure film, with some memorable moments.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
88% The Breakfast Club (1985) An absolutely outstanding movie, not only one of the best ever made about high school-age kids, but one of the pinnacle films of the 1980s.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
94% Matinee (1992) Released in 1993, Matinee - a loving tribute to the z-grade, drive-in monster pics of the '50s and '60s, as viewed nostalgically through the eyes of children - isn't the sort of film you'd see come out of a major studio that often.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
No Score Yet Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) The film is mostly a series of loosely-connected battles, some more visually impressive than others. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
56% Hell Night (1981) This particular slasher set itself apart from the era's deluge of them by being somewhat of a genre-mashup with an old school haunted house movie ... you practically expect Vincent Price to step out and reveal himself from behind a curtain.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
63% Code of Silence (1985) Although it's outside his wheelhouse, the script does work in Chuck's favor - it's one of the few films where he actually blends into his role.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
5/10 55% The Lodgers (2018) The Lodgers' ominous tone is handled masterfully, and the house itself is incredibly spooky, but the story takes far too long to tell what little there is to it. It's a shame.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
7/10 90% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie anchors the film with her whole-hearted, emotional performances, making it an entertaining portrait of one of sports' most notorious figures.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
No Score Yet Platoon Leader (1988) Expect American bullets to hit three enemies at once, and single grenades to explode multiple times and in different locations.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
No Score Yet Soldier Boyz (1996) Half violent war film, half after-school hood drama, Soldier Boyz is such an insane mixture of genres that it's hard to look away from.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
27% Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) If you're the sort who'll get a kick out of watching St. Nicholas hang a man with a string of Christmas lights, or impale a topless woman on a set of deer antlers, well, Silent Night, Deadly Night is definitely the film for you.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
80% Since You Went Away (1944) Some could potentially find it too sentimental, but the tone is comparable to what you'd find in one of Frank Capra's movie of the era ... Since You Went Away is a sweet film, and it's a true surprise that it's not better-remembered today.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
50% Jabberwocky (1977) Jabberwocky will certainly be of interest to both Gilliam and [Monty] Python fans; we just can't see it ever becoming a favorite of either.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun) (1968) If you're any sort of fan of Italian Westerns, there's no conceivable way you won't thoroughly enjoy this entry into the genre.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) Studio Ghibli's adaptation of Arrietty's tale feels oddly traditional.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
14% La Increíble Mujer Diminuta (1981) Written as a vehicle for Tomlin by her longtime comedy partner Jane Wagner and loosely adapted from a Richard Matheson novel, The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a fun, high concept comedy. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
38% Into the Night (1985) Goldblum, who usually elevates any material, seems asleep at the wheel in a role where his character does virtually nothing but drive Michelle Pfeiffer around wherever she asks him to.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% Ponyo (2009) Inspired very loosely by Hans Christian Andersen's original The Little Mermaid, Ponyo is an exceedingly charming modern fairy tale.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
62% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992) Twin Peaks: The Return elevates FWWM from a questionably necessary prequel movie to an essential piece of a far larger and suddenly more cohesive mythology.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
No Score Yet Rolling Vengeance (1987) The filmmakers made sure to write their film around excuses to have their monster truck run over as many cars, people, and even buildings as possible.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
5.5/10 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas is a hokey-yet-charming, family-friendly holiday film, telling the (mostly) true story behind one of the best-known and frequently-adapted literary works of all time.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
7/10 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) Wells' first feature is a promising debut behind the camera.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
No Score Yet Hangover Square (1945) Hangover Square is a short (77 minutes) but effective little noir film, not on the same level as The Lodger but with a few tense, memorable setpieces, a solid score. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
8/10 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) There's a pounding heartbeat throughout the film; every character has superbly-defined desires and pains.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
7/10 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying sounds like the world's bleakest road trip buddy movie. And yes, it's as heartbreaking as you might guess.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
97% Spirited Away (2002) Spirited Away doesn't talk down to its young audience, or treat its viewers delicately.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
94% My Neighbor Totoro (1988) As simply as we can put it, My Neighbor Totoro is a masterpiece of children's animation. There's no one we wouldn't recommend it to.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
67% Three O'Clock High (1987) Three O'Clock High is one of the more fun, semi-forgotten teen films of the 1980s.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) One of Hayao Miyazaki's strengths is the sense of wonderment and magic that he's able to bring to his films.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
No Score Yet The Ambassador (1984) An exciting, b-movie thriller, led by fun, rough-and-tumble performances from the two aging, mid-Century film icons at its center.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Fans looking for hints at the meanings of his films will find no obvious ones [here] ... Listen closely to Lynch's stories from his youth, however, and you might be able to draw lines of inspiration to scenes that later manifested in his movies.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
No Score Yet Festival (1966) Festival makes viewers feel as if they're casually attending the [Newport Folk Festival], exploring the grounds, discovering artists and dropping in on sets.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
63% Home for the Holidays (1995) The Larsons aren't [a] fake sort of sitcom-y zany ... They're the mix of pent-up emotions, unspoken admiration, lifelong grudges, and unconditional love that's reflected in the grand majority of real, American families.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
93% A Fish Called Wanda (1988) The key to Wanda's comedy is the ever-shifting loyalties of its four nutty main characters.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
80% Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) [Duckling] doesn't hit the surreal heights of later films such as City of the Living Dead or The Beyond, but it's one of the best entries in the director's early filmography.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
95% Re-Animator (1985) A bona fide classic of '80s horror, and one of the funniest splatter-comedies of all time.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017