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
8/10 80% Deadtectives (2019) ...DeadTectives is a solid horror comedy that is a perfect watch for fans of ghost hunting reality shows, Scooby Doo, Ghostbusters, and genuinely just any viewer looking for strong belly laughs in a common premise with a unique spin. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
5/10 61% Trespassers (2019) Trespassers does have a solid first half, utilizing the tensions of the group and using their mistrust to fuel the narrative. Had this been carried through the entire movie...it would have benefitted the film - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
6/10 43% Stuber (2019) While Stuber lives in the world of buddy-comedies and action, it exaggerates every trope present in them, stretching them to the place where they bounce back or break. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
8/10 75% I Trapped The Devil (2019) Even with its issues, I Trapped the Devil delivers a slow and cascading tension that peaks perfectly in a bloody conclusion. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
7/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) [Spider-Man: Far From Home] is another coming of age story for Peter, or rather coming into his identity... While this isn't bad, it is ...the same Spider-Man story from his first solo, but this time in Europe and with a different mentor. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
8/10 82% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is as much a fairytale as it is a nightmare...The film causes you to cover your face, move in your seat, giggle, and ultimately question what you thought the happiest ending was for the story. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) [Thompson and Hemsworth] clearly enjoy each other and their ability to flawlessly execute jab after jab of dialogue fully realizes the buddy cop dynamic baked into [Men in Black: International]. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
8/10 80% Late Night (2019) Late Night is hilarious, authentic, inspiring, and hits all the right notes despite the rushed ending. ...The film is able to take jokes as far as it can, pulling back when the situation calls for it but otherwise executing a special kind of humor. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/10 45% Boar (2017) With a cast that any genre fan will tune in for, Boar is a great film to watch on the couch with friends and a bunch of beer on hand. I have to score the flick as I would every film, but for a genre creature feature, take the time to watch the film. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
7/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) ...Godzilla: King of the Monsters is kaiju perfection. While it may not be be winning awards against Oscar-bait, it excels within its genre and provides American audiences with a scale and mythology worthy of the 80 year legacy of Godzilla. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
6/10 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a fun family film that tries to tell a lot of stories and while they're not all stellar, they are adorable to watch on the big screen. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
8/10 73% The Perfection (2019) The Perfectionis uncomfortable, gratuitous, and there are scenes that will make you shift in your seat as the narrative plays with you. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
9.5/10 90% The Nightshifter (Morto nâo fala) (2018) The Nighshifter, in weaving together different strands of unique horror subgenres, gives its audience a complete look at a descent into madness fueled by grief and guilt, and a supernatural revenge on a character that is hard to like. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
7/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn was clearly made by creatives with deep understandings of both genres. The three Gunns and Yarovesky offer up a new tale that dives head first into horror while still maintaining a story rooted in traditional superheroes. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
10/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick: Chapter 3...sets the bar for all action films to come after it. The revitalization of the genre is set squarely on the back of Reeves as an action star and Stahelski as a director who knows how to...create visual symphonies... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
5/10 31% The Intruder (2019) Overall,The Intruderis a solid home invasion, no more and no less. If you're looking for one of those, head to the theater this weekend for creepy Dennis Quaid. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 67% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) ...Body at Brighton Rock is a minimalist film. Benjamin allows nature to set the scenes and drive the narrative...The wilderness becomes a main character...and fuels Wendy's struggle. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
10/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Overall, Avengers: Endgameis an unflinching and beautiful love letter to both comic books and the fans who have sustained the MCU. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/10 72% Monster Party (2018) Overall,Monster Partyis a hyper-violent horror film that lives in a by-gone period of horror in the worst ways. While the action is entertaining and the kills extremely brutal and creative, it isn't much beyond that. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
7/10 78% Scary Stories (2019) ...Scary Storiesis an important documentary for fans of children's literature, horror, and those who grew up with the series shaping their love of storytelling, urban legends, and more. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
7/10 66% Lizzie (2018) ...the film weaves a new narrative of deep sympathy for Lizzie's situation...but its painfully slow pacing keeps the impactful moments too detached...That being said...Sevigny and Stewart are great... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
34% Wonder Park (2019) ...Wonder Park...shows one of the most real expressions of anxiety and depression in a children's movie. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
10/10 100% Romantic Comedy (2019) Overall, Romantic Comedy is a must watch for lovers of the rom-com genre, and of film as a whole....As a binger of all things rom-com, Romantic Comedyis an insightful work about a genre that just needs a little more love. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
3/10 40% Mercy Black (2019) At this point, the lore of Slender Man has completed its transformation from creepypasta story to a quick and easy horror movie for studios and to produce. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/10 31% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) ...the film has some great acting moment but the characters are connected with cheap jump scares and the exact same practical effects make-up we've seen before... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
10/10 94% Us (2019) Us...is both a slow burning unsettling spectacle and a full throttle assault on your heart. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
9/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) In the end, Kölsh and Widmyer's Pet Sematary will stand on its own as an entry into the Stephen King films, apart from its predecessor and good in its own right, the ground is far from sour here. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
9/10 93% Little Monsters (2019) Defined as a horror-comedy,Little Monsters...is a romantic comedy at its heart. The film is built on a solid foundation of unreserved comedy that is dark, physical, and some of the best I've seen in the genre in a while. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) By setting Captain Marvel in the 90s, the filmmakers did a disservice to the importance Captain Marvel can play in the larger MCU and instead gave us a forgettable origin movie-lite. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
8/10 72% Triple Frontier (2019) If you're into stories about brotherhood, heists, and survival this is a good one to press play on. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 63% Bird Box (2018) To put it simply,Bird Box is a heart attack. I mean that in a good way. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
7/10 64% The Foreigner (2017) I feel confident saying that this was the most underrated movie of 2017 - if not only for Chan's dynamic performance. The tagline says it all: Never push a good man too far. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
10/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If you're a MCU fan, watch it. If you're a comics fan, watch it. If you love action, watch it. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
9/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) This is on par with movies like It Comes at Night in world building, suspense, acting, and horror. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
10/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Visually this movie feels like the Deadpool video game came to life, like the comics came to life, and ultimately had more heart than most of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
5/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This isn't the worstJurassic Movie,but it is far from the best. Ultimately the writers for this film spent too much time thinking about how to add science ethics into the film that they never stopped to ask if they should... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
9/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Unlike other action flicks, the moviewasstrong because of its characters and script, not in spite of it. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
7/10 14% Life Itself (2018) If you're a fan of characters, feelings, and lives told through intersections, this is a must see. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
6/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) As a movie, it isn't the best. Jack Black's character is there, he is different and yet the same as other characters he's played before and falls flat when not paired with Blanchett's Florence. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
10/10 91% Widows (2018) The acting on all points is phenomenal and Davis' acting reaches through the screen and grabs you. From displaying purejoy and love to screaming in grief...Veronica is a woman who shows every side of herself. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
8/10 81% Overlord (2018) ...after about five minutes it immerses the audience into a stressful state of visceral action that continues throughout the film. From the plane crash, and some surprise deaths, the tone for the movie is set... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
9/10 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) The motion capture is beautiful and expressive and is a reason why I will gladly rewatch this Netflix original and share it with others - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
10/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The storytelling and evolution of Miles throughout the film makes this not only a great super-film film, but a great coming-of-age story that will guide so many through adolescence, in the same way, the original stories from Lee and Steve Ditko did. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3/10 22% Miss Bala (2019) Now, I don't like the cartel sub-genre that has been forming...That being said, I give credit where credit is due...Unfortunately, there isn't much credit due here. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
8.5/10 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Worldis a gem. It ends the series well, it makes you cry, and it well made for an audience of all ages. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019