Sebastian Zavala Kahn

Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Bachelor in Audiovisual Communications at PUCP, member of the APRECI-Peru's Film Press Association, and RT-approved film critic. Co-founder and editor at FotografiaCalato.com and NoEsEnSerie.com. Wrote more than twenty articles for the book "Video Games You Will Never Play," by the Unseen64 collective. He's part of the staff at MasGamers.com, Nintendo.Pe and Fans de Zelda Perú, and the movie websites Cinencuentro and ViveElCine.com. Additionally, he's a YouTuber for Aprieta Start, has a weekly movie blog for Multicines Cinestar, occasionally writes reviews for Canadian film site ScreenAnarchy.com, and was a member of the press for the 18th Lima Film Festival. He's also a member of the staff of the Star Wars Fan Club Perú. He's been publishing movie reviews and video-reviews since 2012 on his personal blog, Proyectando Ideas. He worked for almost three years as an assistant director, being part of many advertising projects; he's particularly proud of his work as first assistant director and co-editor for the web series "Don't Mess With My Boyfriend." Nowadays, he works as Content Manager on FoLk, a company that publishes a universal playbill for theatre plays and cultural events.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 16% Hellboy (2019) The plot seems to have been written by a teenager who only wanted to see some gore and swearing at the theatre. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon The Movie: Diancie And The Cocoon Of Destruction (2014) ...the characters are charismatic, the battles are intense, and most importantly, the script tries doing something new. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 100% Retablo (2017) A potent drama that has lots to say about tolerance, fear of what's different, and traditional gender roles that are all too frequent in our society. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 94% Us (2019) Compared to the average horror movie that gets released here in Lima, 'Us' is infinitely superior. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
3.5/5 65% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) The first film to truly break the infamous 'video-game movie curse'. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon the Movie: Genesect And The Legend Awakened (2013) It won't change the minds of non-fans, but even they might have a good time with this movie. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It's everything you should expect from the culmination of more than ten years of movies, especially if you've been following them from the beginning. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon The Movie: Kyurem Vs. The Sword Of Justice (2012) A step back towards what the franchise was doing five or six entries ago. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) 'Shazam!' is the DC Universe's most solid movie [along] with 'Wonder Woman' and 'Man of Steel'. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon the Movie: Black-Victini and Reshiram (2011) It may not be a revolution for the franchise, but at least, it feels less generic and less lazy than its predecessors. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon The Movie: White - Victini And Zekrom (2011) An interesting narrative experiment that results in an intriguing experience, despite not working as well as in the games. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Rapto (2019) Inconsistent performances and a completely predictable script turn 'Rapto' into a flat experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Pokémon: Zoroark - Master Of Illusions (2011) It introduces enough narrative innovations in order to stand out from all the sequels. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2.5/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ...it lacks a strong narrative thread, and focuses on too many plot points at the same time... [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) I'd like to see these actors and their characters in a better-written and better-directed film. The end result would be much more spectacular. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 67% Vice (2018) Adam McKay once again shows that he has a lot to say about his country, and that he says it by using his obvious talents as a comedy director. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009) It's not terribly different to the other movies, but at least it feels a little more original. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) An intertwining of different moments in Nic's life, which ends up confusing the viewer and maintaining him at a distance. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
4.5/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) It restores images we never imagined could look so alive, but it is also an intense tribute to those who lost their lives during such a bloody war. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3.5/5 78% Green Book (2018) It deals with socially relevant themes (albeit superficially) and takes advantage of the superb work by both its protagonists... [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) It shows respect towards its source of inspiration, changing small details, but preserving the tone, story, and themes of the original product. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon: Giratina and The Sky Warrior (2008) ...these movies are getting more similar to each other, using the same structures, the same narrative 'surprises' and the same animation techniques. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) An effective drama that portrays the English Court in a rather harsh, even incisive way. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 100% Antiquities (2019) ...its themes -related to father-and-son relationships, family, romance and maturity- are conveyed in a refreshingly frank manner. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 80% Painkillers (2019) "Painkillers" is the rare psychological thriller that manages to be both scary and dramatically believable. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 84% Creed II (2018) Completely predictable; full of stand-up-and-cheer moments, as well as references to previous films of the saga. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007) A filler movie that doesn't feel as an important part of the saga, and doesn't do anything different from the rest of the films. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Aquarians (2017) A potent motion picture that compares and contrasts two completely different characters, and dares to asks questions of which it doesn't have many answers. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2007) It sticks to the franchise's formula in order to develop a predictable and occasionally corny plot. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
3.5/5 83% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) It's everything one should expect from a new 'Dragon Ball' movie. If I don't praise it any more, it's because it's not particularly revolutionary. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3.5/5 80% Mandao of the Dead (2018) Although it might feel a little amateurish from time to time, it's pretty fun; short, sweet, and surprisingly laid-back. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 69% The Mule (2018) If this ends up being Eastwood's last starring role, I can't think of a better way to end such a varied and distinguished career. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
4/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) We'll have to wait and see if it turns into a classic, or if it will forever be overshadowed by the original movie. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2006) It manages to expand the Pokémon world in surprisingly interesting ways. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) Compared to the previous 'Transformers' movies, Bumblebee is a breath of fresh air, emotional and surprisingly honest. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2.5/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) It's a pity that its fascinating world is populated by such boring characters, and that its plot is so predictable and dull. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
1.5/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) 'Robin Hood' is the perfect example of everything that can go wrong with a Hollywood blockbuster. Its ending even references potential sequels! [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 14% Life Itself (2018) I must admit that it generated an emotional reaction in me, which made me appreciate its honesty and ambition. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) An incredibly emotional story, which manages to perfectly convey the social differences that exist in countries like Mexico. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Pokémon - Destiny Deoxys (2005) It's more of the same, but even duller and more repetitive. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) It's neither the worst nor the best superhero film of the year, but it feels small compared to efforts like 'Infinity War' or 'Spider-verse'. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) ...it has a lot to say about the American mentality, and the way they are broken as a society. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Asu Mare! 3 (2018) Asu Mare! 3 is a failed first step towards change and ambition, and nothing more. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Pokémon - Jirachi Wish Maker (2004) You miss the presence of classic characters like Brock or Misty, and their replacements, May and Max, get involved in really annoying situations. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Visually spectacular and unexpectedly emotional, the movie covers years of Spidey material in economical and entertaining fashion. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
2.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Unsure of the story she wanted to tell, Rowling has crammed too much content into a single movie. It's the first time one of these films has bored me. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 100% Snowflake (Schneeflöckchen) (2017) A cynical and violent thriller from Germany that manages to ground its high concept in such a way that it engages the viewer both emotionally and intellectually. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
1.5/5 17% Pokémon Heroes (2003) It's a pity, since more could be done with the core concept of Pokémon: something more emotional and interesting, and less childish. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
3/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Yes, the narrative moves too fast, but the film is worth seeing for exactly two reasons: Rami Malek's excellent work as Freddie Mercury... and the musical sequences (especially that of Live Aid). [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 85% Anastasia (1997) I may feel a little nostalgia for the film, but even if you take that out of the equation, "Anastasia" works quite beautifully as a fun and emotional adventure. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018