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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
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
92% 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
81% 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
93% Carrie (1976) The real horror of Carrie does not lie with the vengeful, telepathic teenager of the movie's title, but in the endless stream of abuse she endures for the majority of its runtime.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
100% Lured (1947) The juxtaposition between [humor] and the grimmer elements such as forensic examinations ... feels super, super weird, but the film remains compelling for plenty of other reasons that can smooth out the jarring switches.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
71% A Scandal in Paris (1946) This is certainly a lesser Sirk work, relying little on his signature nuance and subtext and instead playing it broad for the cheap seats with slapstick and gimmicks such as a trained monkey and a cringe-inducingly cute kid sister.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
93% Cat People (1942) While Cat People isn't among the scariest films ever made, there are a trio of truly suspenseful scenes which, quite ingeniously, leave just enough up to the audience's imagination to dial up the tension.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) Metalstorm certainly *looks* ambitious -- but that's nearly all that can be said about it. The semblance of a story that was strung together smells like knock-off Mad Max, Star Wars, and Dune all at once.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) [Those expecting] a Citizen Kane 2.0 will be a little disappointed, but it's still a fantastic movie with beautiful black-and-white cinematography and a compelling performance from Welles.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984) Just how much one will be able to jibe with Buckaroo Banzai will hinge on whether or not you're willing to buy into the movie's unabashed lunacy.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
91% The Return of the Living Dead (1985) [Return of the Living Dead] stood the test of time because it blended real scares and a few honest-to-goodness, heart-wrenching moments in with its humor.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
83% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) For most viewers, we'd venture that it might take a potent combination of Viagra and LSD to make the contents of this film erotic, or even comprehensible. It's truly insane, and that may be the best reason to see it.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
5/10 69% As You Are (2017) At more than 100 minutes, it feels an hour longer thanks to shots that linger far longer than they've served their purpose.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
7.5/10 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A true tear jerker, but A Monster Calls is worth enduring such a heartbreaking story.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
5/10 4% Arsenal (2017) This competent-but-underwhelming family crime drama feels a bit like a poor man's Hell or High Water.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
7/10 40% Why Him? (2016) Why Him? works best when it rides on the interplay between Cranston and Franco, where the film effectively acts as a marathon in paternal terror. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
7/10 36% A Kind of Murder (2016) A Kind of Murder keeps viewers guessing and comes highly recommended to crime film fans; in particular, to those with an itch for something old-fashioned.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
5.5/10 No Score Yet Tree Man (2016) Tree Man works best as a glimpse inside a world hidden before our very eyes - especially to New Yorkers, for whom the sidewalk tree vendors are an everyday sight during the holiday season. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
8/10 96% Little Sister (2016) Zach Clark [lets] his idiosyncratic characters carry the film in a way many filmmakers wouldn't dare.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
6/10 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) While adults won't find much to keep their attention until the film picks up steam in its second half, it's a great adventure for children with a strong, long-lingering payoff. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
6/10 81% My Blind Brother (2016) An enjoyable diversion from the predominantly saccharine [romantic comedies], and one that will elicit more than a few inappropriate giggles from the more twisted fans out there.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
8/10 84% Kicks (2016) Kicks is tense, horrifying and hypnotic: a stunning premiere from a new filmmaking talent to follow.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
7/10 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) One of those rare remakes that updates the franchise for a new audience, but retains enough of the old flavor to satisfy fans of the original.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
7/10 82% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Sheil guides the film's compelling moral and social queries, but it's her own interpretation of Chubbuck's unknown story ... that's truly captivating.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
8/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo tells a rich, original, and compelling story which young people will eagerly follow and adults should equally enjoy.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
7/10 97% Gleason (2016) [Steve] and Michel's perseverance [is] inspiring ... their capability to think of others at their own time of greatest need that make them such compelling subjects.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
7/10 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) It's nice to see this group of funny people navigate these more grounded, sometimes heartbreaking roles.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
7/10 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Star Trek Beyond may stick to the series' standard decorum, but by Spock's ears it does it well.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
6/10 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Neill could play a cranky old bushman in his sleep, but it's Julian Dennison as Ricky who steals the film as a rap-loving, pre-pubescent gangster wannabe. This kid's a find.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
6.5/10 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) It seems incredible [Dano and Radcliffe] were able to do this all with a straight face, but the fact that they did is what helps it work so well.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.5/10 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Knight's legend has a lot of cinematic juice -- it's just a shame it's been distilled down into dull, preachy melodrama.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
7/10 90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) Told here in mostly chronological order, the Raiders backstory is a near-universal tale of American childhood, and one that many viewers may recognize as similar to their own. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
5.5/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse hits all of the proper grace notes we've come to crave from this second wave of the franchise.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
8/10 89% The Lobster (2016) Yorgos Lanthimos has made a film that's disturbingly hilarious, and perhaps even surpasses the benchmarks for discomfort he set with 2010's Oscar-nominated Dogtooth.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
44% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) f you like your horror funny and aren't too squeamish -- say, you're a big fan of Re-Animator or ... Evil Dead 2 -- then Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 will be right up your alley.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
6/10 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) For what it is -- an imagined version of history that colors in unrecorded details -- Elvis & Nixon is a fun, light excursion.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
6/10 25% Kill Your Friends (2016) Nicholas Hoult shines in this blackest of black comedies.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
9/10 89% The Graduate (1967) Every element seemed to align for Mike Nichols, from perfect casting and honest performances, to ... that iconic Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016
6/10 90% I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) (1965) A fine motion picture, although Sandrelli's performance is its only truly eye-opening feature.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016
No Score Yet R.O.T.O.R. (1988) This no-budget vanity project stars investor/producer Richard Gesswein in his only acting credit, as cowboy/cop/scientist J.B. Coldyron.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
11% Millennium (1989) Millennium plays out much like someone trying to drunkenly explain the plot of a Doctor Who episode they haven't seen in several years.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
60% The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987) An admirable effort to put the voodoo back in zombie mythology ... anyone interested in a different take on a zombie tale should certainly give it a look-over.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
No Score Yet Hitch-Hike (1978) Visceral direction and a good score by the legendary Ennio Morricone help this film into its cult status.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
7.5/10 91% The Witch (2016) There's a gut-wrenching sense of dread that saturates nearly every minute of director Robert Eggers' feature debut.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
No Score Yet Highway to Hell (1991) While Highway to Hell isn't going to wow anyone with its silly story, its vision of Hell is wildly imaginative -- and exceptionally realized by its effects team.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
6.5/10 69% Tumbledown (2016) A rare piece of fiction about an indie musician that doesn't feel fake.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
6.5/10 97% Gilda (1946) A career-defining performance from the legendary Rita Hayworth.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016