Katey Stoetzel

Katey Stoetzel
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Katey really digs sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural type shows, like Supernatural. In fact, Supernatural takes up most of her life-long word count. Otherwise, she's podcasting about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 97% Pig (2021) That's what Pig is great at. While slow at times, there's a lot of empathy and care taken in crafting these character we come across, even if they're the "villain." - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
8/10 89% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) The supernatural mystery goes much further in Fear Street Part 2: 1978 than the slasher part of it did, but it's still a wild ride into a small town's circle of never-ending doom. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
8/10 74% Cruella (2021) As much of a good time as Cruella is, it's still a shiny piece of IP from Disney. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
7/10 40% Things Heard & Seen (2021) It might not be totally satisfying for some people, but in a film that begins with a knocked over rocking chair as its first sign of a haunting, the end is worth the terrible dialogue and lame hauntings. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
6/10 61% We Broke Up (2021) We Broke Up may be a story about a breakup, but what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in surprisingly tender moments in the most unexpected places. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
8/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Ultimately, Zack Snyder's Justice League is worth it for the expanded Cyborg and Flash stories. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
8/10 76% Eight for Silver (2021) Still, for fantasy creature horror, Eight For Silver will jam hard for those who love the genre. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
8/10 80% Knocking (2021) Knocking manages to drive home the tragedy of the way we treat those with mental illness, writing them off as someone else's problem. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
6/10 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pieces of a Woman is worth a watch at least for that opening 30 minutes. Just be prepared to not get a whole lot out of the rest of the film. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
70% Godmothered (2020) Centering on the love and reliability of family sets Godmothered apart from the typical fairy tale. - The Pitch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
9% Songbird (2020) There's certainly something to say about a film's timing, and Songbird misses what should be obvious-don't release a film about an apocalyptic pandemic to an audience currently in the middle of one. - The Pitch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
8/10 84% Freaky (2020) Freaky is a lot of gory fun. Don't miss it. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
8/10 93% Love and Monsters (2020) In 2020, it's difficult not to see things through a pandemic lens - but the final scenes of Love and Monsters gave me such a visceral reaction that I could not quite comprehend that I was getting that emotional during a film called Love and Monsters. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
8/10 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Enola Holmes is the joy we needed from 2020. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
7/10 74% The Rental (2020) Offers some entertaining horror value in certain respects, but suffers from a lack of meaningful and interesting characters to round out the horror scenario. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
8/10 77% Archive (2020) With an incredible score by Steven Price, Archive has all of the right science fiction set ups and atmosphere, even if the dynamics are nothing new. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
7/10 88% Spaceship Earth (2020) If you want to change the world, you can't do it by yourself. Spaceship Earth does right by its main subjects in that sense, perhaps a little too much. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
7/10 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) The Last Thing He Wanted might not be the thriller you're looking for, but stay for Anne Hathaway and Rosie Perez, at least. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
8/10 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Bolstered by great performances from [Adam] Sandler, [Kevin] Garrett, and LaKeith Stanfield, Uncut Gems will have you on the edge of the seat the entire time. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
9/10 97% Knives Out (2019) Everyone on screen in Knives Out looks like their having the time of their lives. Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, and Chris Evans bring a whole new definition to dysfunctional family. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) There's a significant amount of time dedicated to an entire alien race, and for a cinematic universe that first introduced space seven years ago, it's refreshing to learn more about the races of the MCU... - Film Era EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
8/10 80% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns is not unlike welcoming back an old friend, not realizing how long it's been since you've seen them. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
7/10 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) With some entertaining action set pieces and a level of self-awareness that helps give it a leg to stand on, Zombieland Double Tap mostly works. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
81% A Simple Wedding (2020) Simple Wedding is cute but it needed to be more than that. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
89% Banana Split (2020) The film caters to high school dynamics, but ultimately it's about what it takes to work through the rough patches in all relationships. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
74% Ghost Light (2019) Ghost Light manages to be a fun and genuine celebration of Shakespeare without being Shakespeare. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
10/10 89% Hereditary (2018) What Hereditary is most successful at, though, is capturing the constricting way death is inevitable, be it family members or your own... - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
8/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Making fun of Nazis might seem like an obvious joke, but Jojo Rabbit effectively brings both heart and darkness to the reality of Nazi Germany during World War II. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
8/10 83% Ad Astra (2019) Perhaps the most significant part of Ad Astra is showing how our ability to love and forgive not just those who have hurt us, but ourselves as well, is what makes us human. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) As far as the scares go, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark has plenty, though it doesn't necessarily break a lot of ground. Still, Øvredal knows how to work with tension and the claustrophobic fear. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
9/10 83% Midsommar (2019) In Ari Aster's sophomore follow-up to last year's brilliant Hereditary, the horror moves from the claustrophobic space of personal grief and madness to the brightly lit, never ending smiles of well-intentioned Swedish pagan cult members in Midsommar. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) The market is crowded with sequels of long thought dead franchises. Men In Black: International is just one more that missteps in freshening up a familiar story. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
8/10 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Always Be My Maybe might have moments of strong sentimentality bordering on cliche, but its charm is worth the price. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
8/10 72% The Perfection (2019) It's a film for the era of Me Too. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
7/10 57% Brightburn (2019) It's a super villain origin story, through and through. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 90% Shazam! (2019) The film takes care to plant the seeds of its world building, making the promise of a return all the more enjoyable. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/10 71% Triple Frontier (2019) We've had this film before. This one just happens to be a more uninspiring and less-than-thrilling version of this particular trope of action films. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7/10 32% Mapplethorpe (2019) In all this, Smith gives Mapplethorpe an electric vulnerability, breaking down the wall between the artist's personal and public life. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
8/10 71% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) As someone who wasn't a fan of Happy Death Day, my appreciation for meta commentary on genre tropes found 2U to be a perfect example of how a film can twist its own established rules and give their story a bit more depth. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
8/10 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Everything from the dialogue, the fashion, the small town camaraderie, switchboard operators, and radio DJs gives this film an underlying truth, no matter it's fictional origin, to the events happening on screen. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
8/10 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) A pretty decent follow up to what was a fantastic original idea five years before, with really great new songs that you will definitely not get stuck in your head. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
9/10 82% The Report (2019) Adam Driver spends a lot of time yelling at people in government buildings during The Report. And yet, this dry, simplistic approach to a film based on true events is a great political thriller that dives deep into the CIA's torture. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
91% I Am Mother (2019) For all that the film succeeds in when it comes to technical artistry, there's simply not enough story to convey the large, universal truths I Am Mother goes for. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
8/10 79% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters could so easily drop into heavy-handed sentimentality but never does. It's clever humor and complete understanding of its premise allows it to balance those dramatic moments with the often times raunchy humor. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
9/10 86% The Nightingale (2019) Maybe The Nightingale didn't need every one of those scenes. But with them, Jennifer Kent creates a film not easily forgotten. Now, maybe we'll remember our history is ugly, and we won't repeat ourselves. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
6/10 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) If there was more character development, more genuine, thoughtful moments instead of big action sequences, if this all played out as organically as the original films, then there would be no problem. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet The Wrong Todd (2018) There's great laughs and touching moments, moving performances and downright wacky sci-fi. Ultimately, The Wrong Todd is a small but mighty film with a lot of heart. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) There are moments that feel comical, some horrific, and some downright inspiring but the tonal shifts hardly matter as the end results come to a film that's perfect for this time. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
5/10 43% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Hot Summer Nights is more interested in style over substance, character tropes over character. Without that, the audience is just as lost as the characters on screen. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
7/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Once you get past the murky political reasoning the events are taking place, it becomes a much better and enjoyable film. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018