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
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Funny enough for those who've been waiting for the sequel since 2009. Just don't go see it for the plot. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 100% Ekaj (2015) A touching and powerful story, very similar to real life, which dares its audience to experience it as personally as possible. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's best effort in years, and the perfect epilogue for his previous films about the mafia. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
2.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) A failed attempt to recuperate the magic of 'The Shining' on the big screen. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) There's still some life left in this long-lived franchise; all it needed was for its creator to stop paying attention to blue aliens for a bit. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3.5/5 83% Judy (2019) She's quite the tragic figure, elegantly portrayed by Zellwegger, who shines even brighter during the singing scenes. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 87% Deerskin (2020) The final product is undeniably original and deliciously weird, but also frustratingly irregular. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) It allows the viewer to reflect upon his own life, while enjoying an impeccably directed and sublimely performed story. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Aj Zombies (2019) It's the perfect example of what can be done with genre filmmaking in Peru. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) It works not only because it's completely different to the average comic book movie, but also because it's an impeccably acted and directed drama. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 100% Babyteeth (2019) Tears will be shed, and most importantly, scenes of undeniable power will remain engraved on our brains. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
3.5/5 80% Little Monsters (2019) It shows that there's still some life left (yeah, I know) in the 'zom-com' sub-genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The relationship between LaBeouf and Gottsagen is the film's backbone, both narratively and emotionally. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Yuraq (2019) Populated by archetypal and poorly developed characters and directed in an inelegant way, "Yuraq" is an extremely failed national film, which does not even fulfill what was promised in its advertising material. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Hyper-violent and sadistic, the movie definitely enjoys making its unpleasant villains suffer. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Considering it ends up being a conventional and predictable rom-com, I wish 'Yesterday' had taken more advantage of its premise. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) A generic action movie that's being released in theatres only because it stars well-known actors. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 92% The Nightshifter (Morto nâo fala) (2018) It's absolutely conventional, combining elements of far more famous (and scarier) horror movies. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) I enjoyed the narrative and the character interactions, but considering it's supposed to a horror movie, it didn't scare me that much. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) It's benefited by a very charismatic main character, a deliciously self-conscious script, and an unexpected respect for Peruvian culture. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) A merely 'OK' drama, which demonstrates Zac Efron's previously unseen dramatic abilities. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 100% Litigante (2019) Sometimes, leaving all pretensions aside, even though you're making a potentially melodramatic film, pays its dividends. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/5 83% Crawl (2019) It takes itself seriously enough [...], but at the same time, it never turns into a depressing or self-indulgent experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Larga Distancia (2019) It left me feeling like I was floating in the middle of outer space. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 72% Teen Spirit (2019) It should work for music lovers, and those who are looking for a familiar story, told in an original way. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It may meander a bit, it's got enough brilliant moments for it to satisfy (and exhaust) most viewers. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) It's not for everyone, but if you give it a chance, it's possible you might end up with, at least, an image or moment engraved in your brain. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 93% Monos (2019) A dark and shocking film, impeccably shot and profoundly emotional. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 88% The Sharks (Los tiburones) (2019) A simple but quite honest debut, which tells a story about puberty and all its complications. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 88% The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) (2018) A story about adults who, despite having responsibilities and large amounts of money, behave like children --spoiled, envious, and self-absorbed. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/5 100% Miriam Lies (Miriam Miente) (2018) A film that has a lot to criticise about an extremely sexist, classicist and racist society. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's like watching 'Lethal Weapon' or '48 Hrs' in steroids, with more protein shakes, baby oil, and lots of gasoline. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2.5/5 82% Socrates (2019) ...it makes use of too much manipulation and miserabilism, which turns the film into quite the uncomfortable experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4.5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A very complex character study; impeccably acted, written and directed. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon - Mewtwo Returns (1997) A sequel to the first movie on the purest level: narratively, thematically, and stylistically. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/5 100% Snowflake (Schneeflöckchen) (2017) A violent and cynical thriller which develops its central concept in order to connect with the viewer both intellectually and emotionally. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 53% The Lion King (2019) I'd prefer to watch a 5-minute demo. 148 minutes was too much for me. I just hope they use all this new tech for something original. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/5 67% Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018) It wants to convey a message, and although it doesn't do it quite subtly, at least it's there, to be considered by both kids and adults. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 70% Commando (1985) An over-the-top, cartoony, and brilliantly stupid action movie, which can be enjoyed because of its flaws, not despite them. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It manages to develop a more intimate story, mixing up action and danger with more comedic and even romantic moments. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 33% Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! (2017) A rushed and narratively inert summary of some episodes from the anime that made an impression on a whole generation. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It's amazing to see how a sequel that was initially perceived as unnecessary, ultimately became one of the best entries in the series. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) The kind of movie we rarely see in theatres nowadays: a well-made romantic comedy, starring two talented thespians. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) I still prefer the Phoenix Saga from the 90s cartoon. I thought 'Dark Phoenix' might be better or at least as good, but sadly, that isn't the case. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel (2016) Disappointing, not because it's particularly terrible, but because it tosses away all the innovations introduced by previous movies. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) It's not neither the best nor worst entry in the franchise, but merely an adequate blockbuster. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Los Helechos (2019) It doesn't take advantage of its premise, actors, locations, and the improvisational techniques that make it different from other local productions. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) I can't imagine a better homage to one of the most important British artists that have ever lived. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A noisy movie with a couple of exciting or visually arresting moments, but also with a lot of filler and gratuitous content. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It has a sharp and smart script, which plays with the genre's archetypes in order to develop unique situations. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019