Kate Sánchez

Kate Sánchez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
After receiving an MA studying the anthropology of popular culture, I decided academia wasn't for me. I turned to podcasting to review television, movies, and explain why different facets of popular culture matter. After a year of podcasting, I turned to writing out my reviews and quickly made press lists to review films. Not only to I review films, but I analyze their impact and attempt to see beyond my own genre biases.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 74% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Godzilla vs Kong hit the kaiju genre hard and succeeds in its use of science fiction and kaiju battles. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
7/10 27% Voyagers (2021) Voyagers is about as gripping a thriller you can get in the YA demographic. And to be honest, it's well worth the watch just for Whitehead's performance. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
9/10 68% Violet (2020) [Violet's] style and visuals, while they resonate with me, will definitely confuse some viewers. But Munn's determination and vulnerability are beautiful to see. Bateman swings for the fences, laying everything on the table. And it works - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
8/10 70% Women is Losers (2021) Women is Losers is a period piece that still carries weight when viewed through a 2021 lens. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
9/10 94% Language Lessons (2021) Language Lessons succeeds by tapping into a cultural moment where our relationships have been pushed into the virtual world... [it]showcases that closeness can be driven by a Zoom call and a willingness to be open with the person on the other end. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
7.5 82% The Spine of Night (2021) The Spine of Night gets dark fantasy, and not just from an animation standpoint. The world created in the film is one I desperately want to see more of. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
9/10 82% Nobody (2021) Nobody doesn't just exist in the action genre but adds to it. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
8/10 67% The End of Us (2021) The End of Us is a great film. It's one with small hiccups in pacing, but overall, it's a slice of life that offers comedy and heart. It's a film that captures pandemic life without sensationalizing it and somehow offers a cathartic experience to boot. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
9/10 72% Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Broadcast Signal Intrusion is a Midnighters gem...Harry Shum Jr. is a talent that deserves many more leading roles, with a charismatic presence that can be equally intimidating. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
8.5/10 86% Recovery (2021) In the end, Recovery is a hilarious film that could have only happened now, and that's honestly what makes it special. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
10/10 91% The Fallout (2021) The Fallout is a necessary and emotional look at survivor's guilt and the invisible scars an event like that leaves on the children who experience it. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
8.5/10 87% Violation (2021) Violation is stunning, heartbreaking, and cathartic. As a story about the bonds we make and how they're betrayed, the film is a success. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
2/10 22% Chaos Walking (2021) Chaos Walkingis loud and uncomfortable to watch in the absolute worst of ways. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
8/10 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) ...There is no denying that Raya and the Last Dragon is a powerful and beautiful film...The film offers strong characters, a vibrant world, gorgeous action sequences, and a truly unmatched voice cast. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
9/10 90% The Vigil (2021) The Vigil is a must-see horror film for fans of the supernatural. But more importantly, it's a film that tackles a universal story through a cultural lens and does so by centering Jewish identity and belief. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
8.5/10 72% Space Sweepers (2021) pace Sweepers is a must-watch for fans of the genre - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
6/10 78% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is good. It hits the feels when it needs to, and both leads are endearing and have a chemistry that just works. Sometimes you don't need to rebuild the time-loop to have a good time, and this film shows that. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
8/10 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) While I wanted more out of the film in regards to developing Lara Jean's sisterly bonds, To All The Boys: Always and Forever delivers a fantastic end to her high school years. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
6/10 62% Willy's Wonderland (2021) [Willy's Wonderland is] erratic, hilarious, and just the right amount of unhinged Nic Cage to get things right. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
7.5/10 27% Bliss (2021) Bliss is going to be hit or miss for audiences and doesn't exactly execute what the trailer promises. But, the film is one that will land with those who can feel the emotions laying under its surface. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
9.5 93% Saint Maud (2020) Saint Maud is a stunning film. Visually, Saint Maud is interesting and visceral and when it comes to acting, Clark is unmatched. Glass has crafted a breathtaking first film that will light a fire in its audience once the credits roll. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
6.5/10 48% A Nightmare Wakes (2020) A Nightmare Wakes is a good film. It's an intimate film. And ultimately, it feels like a personal film for Unkel. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
7.5 33% Earwig and the Witch (2021) Earwig and the Witch aims to continue [Studio Ghibli's] tradition, but while it gets close, it feels unfinished. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
9/10 85% Finding 'Ohana (2021) If Netflix is looking to greenlight a treasure-hunting franchise, I would want it to be [Finding 'Ohana]. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
8/10 74% Palmer (2021) It's a film about nurturing those you love instead of changing them...While Palmer isn't perfect, it is just what I needed to watch right now. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
5.5/10 75% #LIKE (2019) #Like feels too much like it's attempting to hit the visceral experience... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
7/10 67% Penguin Bloom (2021) Penguin Bloom is a story made to let viewers know it's okay to process your medical and physical trauma at your own pace... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
8.5/10 91% Bloody Hell (2020) Bloody Hell is bloody good. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
8/10 73% We Can Be Heroes (2021) While the film's theme is extremely upfront, it meets children where they are and aims to empower them. We Can Be Heroes is a heartfelt letter about the future that aims to be inspiring. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
6/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 offers an emotional narrative that will land for many. While it could have easily been shorter and has its problematic elements, it isn't a dud. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
7/10 78% Greenland (2020) Greenland is a return to the disaster movies of the 2000s...This isn't a movie about humanity in the face of disaster...it's just a family trying to survive the end of the world...and that's all it has to be. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/10 9% Songbird (2020) Songbird is bland despite its attempts to be shocking or reflective...While I can appreciate the want to be timely, they probably should have left this one in isolation a bit longer. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
8/10 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) The Midnight Sky is a film that is beautifully directed and acted. Its humanity stands out within its science fiction, and ultimately its slow pacing benefits the film's dual narrative as it accelerates in the back-half of the film. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
5/10 40% Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2020) ...There is enough in Ip Man: Kung Fu Master to enjoy if you're a fan of martial arts films. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
7.5/10 98% Anything for Jackson (2020) Anything For Jacksonoffers up enough horror entertainment to make it a must-watch for any genre fan. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
6/10 58% All My Life (2020) All My Life isn't phenomenal, but it is effective. The film executes the romantic drama formula and does so, thanks largely to Shum Jr.'s performance. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
4 30% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Some movies make you tap out after the first act, and then there are bad movies you watch with friends on Zoom Call and play a drinking game with them. Wild Mountain Thyme is the latter. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
8/10 79% I Am Greta (2020) I Am Greta is a stellar documentary that allows audiences to see Great Thunberg's determination but also reminds them that she is a child, carrying a responsibility that she should not have to shoulder - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
6/10 69% Ammonite (2020) Like the setting, Ammonite is cloudy, sleepy, and just what you expect. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
10/10 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Sound of Metal is a phenomenal film... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
7/10 67% Lingering (2020) When coupled with the acting and the story's resolution, it makes Lingering a great addition to the Shudder line-up. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
8/10 83% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season isn't about the holidays, it's about the stress they can cause... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
7/10 80% Porno (2020) Porno is hilarious, bloody, and actually pretty thoughtful. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
9/10 95% Soul (2020) Soul offers humor, yes. But it also offers a heart-filled exploration of life, living, and our impact that sometimes we forget to realize. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
8/10 88% Run (2020) Overall, Run is a pure thriller. It's energetic, suspenseful, and Paulson and Allen are forces to be reckoned with. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
8/10 70% Kindred (2020) Kindred is a film that isn't easy to watch. And while I don't agree with every choice it makes, this is a film that builds its terror by tapping into reality, which is why it works. Once again, motherhood proves a vital foundation for building horror. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
7/10 73% Blood Vessel (2020) Blood Vessel is a fun watch and that's enough. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
6/10 44% Holidate (2020) Holidateis a great start to the season of holiday rom-coms. It's relatable, it's cute, and it's raunchy. It's not a masterpiece but it is just a damn good start to Christmas - which apparently begins November 1st. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
7/10 100% Fugitive Dreams (2020) Fugitive Dreams is more about the atmosphere the score and cinematography create than any linear story...I can't help but be moved by the film and the concept that sometimes home is other people. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
10/10 100% His House (2020) His House is an exploration of immigration, trauma, grief, and the guilt people carry. It's a haunted house story unlike any I've seen before... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020