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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
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 94% 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 76% 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
89% 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
65% 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
94% 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
81% Mr. Mom (1983) It won't find its way onto any top ten lists of [John Hughes'] work, but it's far more enjoyable than the bulk of his '90s credits, and is anchored by a fun performance from a baby-faced Michael Keaton.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
No Score Yet Star Slammer: The Escape (1987) Star Slammer is about as self-aware as you'll find, so it knows what to do to appease the people who'll seek it out.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
74% Pulse (Kairo) (2005) Kurosawa doesn't rely on gore or violence to make his specters haunting, but on their inhumanness and otherworldliness.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
92% L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage) (1970) It's not as colorful as his later masterpieces ... but the way in which Argento plays with composition and point of view here are above and beyond.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
20% The Apple (1980) Part Biblical allegory, part 1984, and entirely one of the best camp musicals ever committed to film, The Apple features incredible, Busby Berkeley-esque dance numbers and some of the best sci-fi fashion of the 1970s.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
35% The Lawnmower Man (1992) Nowadays, The Lawnmower Man's cyberspace looks like a budget PlayStation 2 title.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
17% Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) While [Bill] Murray is more than likable in his role, he isn't able to capture the larger-than-life figure he set out to inhabit.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
100% Tampopo (1985) With its foundation in familiar genres like the Western and the Hollywood sports movie, its rhythms will be recognizable to even the most subtitle-averse members of an audience. Tampopo is a movie with little to no cultural barrier.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
50% Red Dawn (1984) Red Dawn may be far from the most plausible action movies of the 1980s, but it's easily among the most memorable.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
80% Colors (1988) While Colors' down-to-earth, dual portrayal of police work and criminal dealings has since been outdone by The Wire and the entertainment it consequently inspired, there's no doubt fans of any of those shows will be more than satisfied by this film.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
38% Teen Witch (1989) Unless you were one of those people who grew up watching it air on cable over and over again, Teen Witch probably isn't going to register much of a blip on your interest meter.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
6/10 87% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) Abundant Acreage Available is a quiet drama, calling into question whether a place can belong to a person, or if people are just temporary parts of the places they inhabit.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
97% Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) Kiki is at that difficult age where she teeters constantly brazen overconfidence and frustrating self-doubt. It's an age that many parents fear, but it's handled gracefully in Kiki's Delivery Service.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
7/10 90% Good Time (2017) Set within a thoroughly impoverished layer of New York's urban sprawl, Good Time manages to make the city feel gritty in a way that cinema's rarely captured in recent decades.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/10 47% Brave New Jersey (2017) Brave New Jersey isn't bad, but it is extremely predictable.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
5/10 47% Person to Person (2017) The movie looks like a vintage '70s NYC film, but the characters all feel like over-written, fabricated creatures likely more at home in a Woody Allen flick than the real world.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
9/10 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) Raising interesting questions about the growing role tech plays in our lives, Marjorie Prime is an incredibly thought-provoking piece of speculative fiction.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
7.5/10 69% Pilgrimage (2017) At just over 90 minutes, this is far more an edge-of-your-seat genre flick than the moody period piece it may look like from far. We'll call this one a medieval Mad Max.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
7/10 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) An effective (and tearjerking) portrait of people who might have lived in pre-War Hiroshima, a city which we still tend to think about only in the terms of its utter destruction.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
7/10 74% Amnesia (2017) In an era where our political and social views are shaped as much by stubbornness as they are by ideals, the film's message carries considerable weight.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
7/10 78% The Reagan Show (2017) Running less than 75 minutes, it's over too fast, but that hour and change are certainly fascinating.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
9/10 90% A Ghost Story (2017) It's doubtful we'll see a more beautifully-shot feature this year, if not for longer.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
6/10 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) A highly compelling documentary for fans of history, cinematic or otherwise.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/10 16% The Circle (2017) The Circle is frustrating in spite of its inherently huggable cast.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
6.5/10 48% The Ticket (2017) The Ticket has a poetic, almost Malick-ian quality to it that makes it impossible to look away from, even as the movie's plot follows a somewhat predictable path.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
6.5/10 71% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) All These Sleepless Nights takes an otherwise non-compelling (and to some people, unappealing) premise and turns it into something so seductive to the senses that you won't want to look away.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
7/10 94% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) In the end, it's pretty clear that there was more to Rock than simply having been in the right places at the right time.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
1/10 31% The Assignment (2017) In the hands of a better writer, perhaps the idea could have at least found something clever to say about the gender roles of action cinema. As is, though, you have to ask: what's the point?‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
6.5/10 44% The Discovery (2017) The film's ideas feel less formed once you peel past its high concept. Still, what's there is likely to keep you thinking about it after the movie's end, and that makes it easily worth exploring.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
5 0% All Nighter (2017) [All Nighter] unravels when it devolves too far into the madcap ... it feels like the filmmakers ran out of ideas.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
64% One Million Years B.C. (1967) Even today, fifty years after release ... [Ray Harryhausen's] work in One Million Years B.C. still holds up.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet No Retreat, No Surrender (1986) Come to No Retreat, No Surrender for the Van Damme-age, but stick around for the wall-to-wall WTFness.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
83% La Sorella di Satana (Revenge of the Blood Beast) (Sister of Satan) (The She-Beast) (1965) Scenes of horror and violence are often undercut by sudden, slapstick humor ... This weird juxtaposition, however, is the most intriguing element ... just don't come expecting any real amount of horror.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
93% Howards End (1992) Merchant Ivory were famous for producing some of cinema's most lavish period dramas, and Howards End is perhaps the culmination of their craft.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
78% Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) This is a bizarre film that absolutely lives up to its insane premise ... Bruce Campbell turns in one of his most muted performances while playing Elvis Presley - it's a testament to his range.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
83% The Thing (1982) With a thick, thick air of intense paranoia and jaw-dropping monster effects work, The Thing stands as one of the greatest films of both the horror and science fiction genres.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017