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 No Score Yet The Cleansing Hour (2019) The Cleansing Hour stands head and shoulders above American-made films that have come out in the possession genre in recent years - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
9/10 81% Color Out of Space (2019) Color Out of Space is a vivid nightmare...Stanley beautifully blends science fiction and body horror. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet The Wrath (2019) "The Wrath" is gore-gous to watch, but when compared to Women's Wail it pales in comparison.That being said, the setting, Lady Shin, and the costuming are enough to press play on this Shudder title. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
10/10 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Overall, Tigers Are Not Afraid is not only the best genre film I've seen all year but the best film in general. It's imaginative, it hits like a truck, and it heals like sábila from your abuela's backyard. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
10/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) While the premise of Ready or Not is simple, it's execution is masterful and understands the importance of setting, dialogue, humor, and characters. It balances eccentricities with insecurities and is one of the best horror films of the summer... - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
6/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) We all know that "Angel Has Fallen" won't win any awards, but I do think it should win your price of admission. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
9/10 100% Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus" continues Netflix's revival success, due in large part to allowing Vasquez to bring it back while also maintaining the distinct animation style. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) For being an all-ages film, Øverdal's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark offers up some adult scares. While ghosts are there, the film lives in body horror and uses it as a tool to explore the fears of the characters. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
6/10 17% Awake (2019) "Ultimately, [Awake] is a throwback to the crime thrillers of the 1990s and early 2000s, which isn't a bad thing but it hardly feels new. But while the story is simple, Malik and Meyer's acting is superb." - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
9/10 91% Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) ..."Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling" offers more than just a push for viewers looking to cash in on nostalgia. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
9/10 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) "Brittany Runs A Marathon" is what I needed right now. While some may write the film off as another in a long line of inspiration porn, it truly isn't. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
1/10 No Score Yet Enter the Anime (2019) Enter the Anime is orientalist at worst and reductionist at best. ...reducing what could have been a documentary to get people involved in the culture to nothing more than a 60-minute ad-roll for Netflix animation. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Party Hard Die Young (2018) Party Hard, Die Young is a great end of summer watch. It embodies the slashers that came before it while offering me a promise that the subgenre isn't long gone. - But Why Tho? A Geek Community EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
8/10 67% 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 59% 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 42% 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 77% 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 83% 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 60% 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 72% 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 92% 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 64% 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 74% 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 80% 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 29% 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 93% 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 58% 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 65% 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