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 Review
4/5 94% 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 Pokemon: 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 Pokemon 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 82% 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 No Score Yet 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 70% 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 78% 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 Pokemon: 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 93% 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 27% 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 14% 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 13% 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 Pokemon - 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 Pokemon - 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 15% Pokemon 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
3.5/5 80% Overlord (2018) 'Overlord' is pure exploitation and high concept, well-directed and tons of fun. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 83% Luciferina (2018) It conveys a surprisingly empowering and progressive message related to sex, and the way it is viewed by teenagers. (...) Let the rest of the trilogy come! - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 56% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) ...frequently creative, impressively animated, and sufficiently wacky, [it] is the movie many fans haven't seen, but that most of them should actually take the time to enjoy. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Soltera Codiciada (2018) It may have a credible message about self-improvement, and the technical elements - photography, sound, music - may be fine, but they are not enough to inject energy into this lethargic and predictable comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It does what every good remake should do: it tells the same story as before, but narrated from a different and fresher perspective. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
1.5/5 16% Pokémon 4Ever (2002) Fun for the youngest in the crowd, especially if they're fans of the anime or games; the rest will have a better time playing Pokemon Gold or Silver. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Amigos en apuros (2018) 'Amigos en apuros' is done with professionalism, as one would expect from [co-director Joel] Calero and his team, but at least in this case, that wasn't enough to turn it into a memorable comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Respectful towards the original movie and, especially, the characters of Laurie and Michael, 'Halloween' is an excellent sequel most fans will enjoy. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/5 21% Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001) Perfect for fans of the franchise; anyone else, though, will probably get bored and annoyed. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) It never reaches the level of the best the MCU has to offer, but it isn't the absolute disaster many of us were dreading either. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) It's certainly not a disaster (...), but it's not an excellent thriller either. Nevertheless, it's competent enough to entertain any kind of audience. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2.5/5 19% Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000) The perfect film for fans of the franchise... and no-one else. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Utopía, la película (2018) Like many other movies, 'Utopia' is a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 85% The Wife (2018) A good drama that benefits itself from the performances of Pryce, Lloyd, Wilton Reagan, and especially, the great Glenn Close. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
1/5 5% Outcast (2015) ...since Powell decides to dedicate most of the runtime to Christensen, what we end up with is a lifeless, slightly-entertaining-yet-ultimately-disappointing action "epic". - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3.5/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A romantic comedy that manages to escape some of the genre's cliches, moving away from its potentially soap-operaish roots. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 91% Searching (2018) Half social commentary regarding the use of technology in daily life, and half mystery thriller with a high quota of emotion. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinencuentro EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/5 15% Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) I can't avoid feeling it would've been more interesting if they developed something more ambitious, that didn't feel like a retread of the anime. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 36% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) It's just what you'd expect from the third entry in a franchise like this. (...) If you enjoy Atkinson's brand of humour, you'll certainly have fun. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 48% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) It conveys a palpable longing for endless summers and lazy afternoons, while also considering that the way one remembers the past is not necessarily truthful or objetive. - ScreenAnarchy EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Corpse Party: Book of Shadows (2016) The good news is that you don't have to be a fan of the games to enjoy this sequel; all you need is a strong stomach. [Full review in Spanish] - Más Gamers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
3.5/5 66% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) The last twenty minutes are improbable and dishonest, but the rest of the movie is charming enough for it to avoid being totally disappointing. [Full review in Spanish] - Me gusta el cine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018