Leah Schnelbach

Leah Schnelbach
Tomatometer-approved critic
Leah Schnelbach is a staff writer for Tor.com, a fiction editor for No Tokens, and an associate prose editor for Fairy Tale Review. Her fiction appears in Joyland, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Madcap Review and others, and her criticism has appeared in Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction, Tin House Online, the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, Speculative Fiction 2015, and Electric Literature. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.
Publications: Tor.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson has taken the coziest, tropiest of genres and used it to tell a story about America-and he's made my favorite movie since Mad Max: Fury Road. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus doesn't quite give us a new twist, but by ignoring all the obvious nostalgia opportunities and focusing on a solid, ridiculous story, Jhonen Vasquez has given us a return to form that turns out to be incredibly fun. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) I'm certainly not going to give anything away-I do not need a curse from Triton right now-but I think that if you like your horror weird and knotty and kinda psychological, this is going to be your favorite movie of the year. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
46% Constantine (2005) Constantine works by using Hellblazer as a jumping-off point...it creates a moody piece of modern, metaphysical noir. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
87% First Man (2018) This is the first space program movie that shows us something other than the usual space program flag-waving-we see civilians questioning the financial costs of the program. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
58% Pet Sematary (2019) If you've come to this movie you want to be scared and look at yucky things. This movie understands that, and will scare you and show you many yucky things. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) ...keep in mind that there is some real violence, swordfighting, wounds that bleed, and real, permanent loss. This is a film that sets out to confront death and change, and it doesn't blink. - Tor.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019