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 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 55% 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 82% 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 73% 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 92% 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 86% 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 90% 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 86% 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 95% 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 22% 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 41% 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
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015) It's not a movie for the uninitiated, but for the fans, it's a solid, emotional and entertaining movie. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) I will be waiting impatiently for the fourth instalment; I need to see how they'll manage to up the ante. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) I never thought I'd say this, but I'd like to see another movie musical by Guy Ritchie. Huh. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
1/5 17% 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 93% 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 68% 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 91% 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