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
4/5 71% Tenet (2020) It's the Nolanest movie that ever Nolaned, for better and for worse, and even more so than any of his previous efforts. - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
3.5/5 84% Lake Michigan Monster (2018) A fast, ridiculous, and undeniably entertaining experience. It does not pretend to be anything else. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
4/5 100% Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) A nostalgic, fun and interesting tribute to skateboarding culture, extreme sports video games, and Tony Hawk himself. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
3/5 60% Project Power (2020) It is, therefore, a film that works "in the moment", but that nevertheless left me underwhelmed, and wanting to see something more ambitious. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
4.5/5 94% Palm Springs (2020) A romantic comedy that uses the concept of a time loop quite intelligently. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
4/5 100% Suzi Q (2020) It was time for Quatro to be recognised as one of the most important and undervalued figures in rock and roll. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
4/5 92% The Garden Left Behind (2020) A story about toxic masculinity and discrimination, as well as the dangers trans women face living in a society that doesn't fully understand them. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) It's clear that the team behind the film is dying to make a sequel, so if they do, they should develop a more complex and less predictable narrative. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
5/5 98% Hamilton (2020) It may not be the same as watching an actual movie based on "Hamilton", but this filmed version of the magnificent musical is, without a doubt, the next best thing. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) Those looking for a powerful character study, coming from a very personal place for both its director and its protagonist, should be satisfied. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
2.5/5 9% Force of Nature (2020) It's predictable, unambitious, and at times absurd, but it has solid performances, well-executed suspense sequences, and a premise with potential. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
3.5/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) It's got enough hilarious moments, and surprisingly enough, enough emotional content, in order to work better than one would have assumed. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
3/5 72% Becky (2020) Who knows, maybe Kevin James' future lies not so much in comedies, but rather in the bloodiest thrillers. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
2/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) If this is the kind of product that will fill the Disney Plus servers, I don't think they will convince many more users to subscribe to their service. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3/5 100% Stray (2016) A twisted story of death and deceit that, despite becoming somewhat incoherent during the third act, leaves the viewer with a satisfying aftertaste. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
4/5 93% Da 5 Bloods (2020) A film that reinforces what is already being felt in the United States, and which helps to question issues of racism, discrimination and brutality. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3.5/5 100% Antiquities (2019) Most viewers will engage enough with the characters in order to develop an emotional connection to the story. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3/5 40% Capone (2020) You can tell, at least, that it's the story he wanted to tell, and that he's told it his way, despite what his critics might say. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3.5/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) It's easily digested and entertaining "in the moment", but I doubt it's going to be remembered in a few years. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet Sí, Mi Amor (2020) It may meet the basic requirements at a technical level, but nowadays, that is the least we can expect from Peruvian films... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3.5/5 48% Scoob! (2020) It works as solid family entertainment, and also to establish the new identity and style for this classic character. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
2.5/5 32% The Wizard (1989) It's turned into a cult classic, especially for video-game and 80s fans. "The Wizard" is pure nostalgia; uneven and confusing, but fascinating. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
4.5/5 97% The Half of It (2020) It conveys various themes related to immigration, religion, extreme conservatism, sexuality, and masculinity with unexpected elegance. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3/5 67% Extraction (2020) You digest it like fast food; it's not particularly nutritious, but it does taste good. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4.5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) It represents a sort of return to the golden days of Murphy; it's a vulgar, exaggerated, and hilarious film. The best thing he's done in years. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/5 89% Always Be My Maybe (2019) A consistently hilarious and heartfelt story, starring two actors who make the central relationship feel plausible and emotional. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/5 72% The Babysitter (2017) Despite failing to deliver on everything promised during its first twenty minutes, it should satisfy fans of the genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/5 91% The Night Comes For Us (2018) If you're not disgusted by insane amounts of blood or guts, you should dare to watch "The Night Comes For Us"; it will leave you breathless. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
4.5/5 79% Drunken Master (Jui kuen) (1978) It shows why Chan deserved to become a world-class star. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
4/5 40% Bloodsport (1988) Sometimes, all one needs to watch is a movie like "Bloodsport"; simple, yes, but extremely satisfying. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) It's the kind of family movie, funny and original, that's greatly enjoyed when viewed as a group, but suffers slightly when watched alone at home. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
4/5 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) The film works thanks to its expertly choreographed martial arts sequences, ridiculous but hilarious comedy moments, and surreal visual effects. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
5/5 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) The important thing is that Wright and Pegg don't lose sight of their characters; we laugh with them, not at them. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3.5/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) A quick, entertaining, and quite educational experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3.5/5 87% Emma. (2020) Those who are willing to see something slightly more novel may be touched by the work of De Wilde and her protagonist, Anya Taylor-Joy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
2/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) A film made only to make Diesel look "tough" in slow-motion; fighting, shooting, kissing beautiful women, and saving the day without breaking a sweat. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
0.5/5 18% Birdemic: Shock And Terror (2008) It is possible that "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" is one of the worst films ever made ... and that is precisely why it will not be forgotten. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet Samurai Cop (1989) A movie full of incompetent shots, stiff acting, ridiculous action sequences, and second-rate special effects. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
2/5 54% The VelociPastor (2019) It's got everything: bad performances, cheap visual effects, shots with the boom mike on the edge of the frame, and Christian ninjas who sell cocaine. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
4/5 84% Misbehaviour (2020) It manages to credibly portray the way women were treated 50 years ago, and explain why it was crucial that they fought from several fronts. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) It works as an intriguing drama, and one that reflects the clash of ideologies that exists within the Church even today. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4.5/5 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Even if you're not a fan of the N.W.A, you should be able to enjoy "Straight Outta Compton"; what's more, the film may actually turn you into one. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) It ends up convincing both on a dramatic level, and on a somewhat more visceral level. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 96% Booksmart (2019) It stars a pair of credible, three-dimensional characters, and combines hilarious moments with plausible dramatic elements. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) You will enjoy a superb performance by the great Florence Pugh, one of today's best young actresses. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
3.5/5 94% Snowpiercer (2014) ...an extremely visceral experience, with much to say about contemporary western society. We couldn't expect anything less from Bong. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
3.5/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Visually spectacular [...], frequently disturbing, and starring a memorable Nicolas Cage, it is a powerful yet uneven cinematic experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
4.5/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Again: what these horror characters need are horror movies. Hopefully they will dare to do the same with the other Universal monsters! [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 68% Little Joe (2019) It should find an audience among those who want to see something less obvious, but with a more lasting effect. [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) It works precisely because, much like its protagonist, it does not conform to what's supposedly "nice" or "normal". [Full review in Spanish] - Ventana Indiscreta EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020