Movie reviews of Filipe Freitas

These are all the movies and series that Filipe has reviewed. Read more at: Always Good Movies.

Number of movie reviews: 1906 / 1906

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Haigh confirms the immense filmmaking capabilities and storytelling expertise previously showcased in films such as Weekend and 45 Years. Review

8.0

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22 february

22 feb

Recondite emotional stimuli surface intermittently with lucidity in each character, often without the need for words. Review

8.0

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20 february

20 feb

While visually polished, the film relies increasingly on melodramatic contrivances rather than exploring character depth, with Clooney sugarcoating Rantz’s predicaments without delivering the necessary emotional impact. Review

4.0

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13 february

13 feb

The Taste of Things may not move mountains, but all in there is grace and melancholic bliss, making it a sensory experience worth savoring. Review

6.0

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11 february

11 feb

The film shapes as a provocative, thoughtful, sometimes minimalist dramatic fresco, deliberately illusive in structure and narrative. Review

8.0

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9 february

9 feb

Even though the script may not reach great majesty, Io Capitano remains an indispensable movie about a disturbing global issue with no immediate solution at sight. Its path evokes both touching and shocking emotions simultaneously. Review

8.0

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8 february

8 feb

Sensuality, desire, and depressive insanity are predominant factors in a story that recites all the commonplaces of the genre without possessing the sophistication of its models. Despite incorporating some twists that force changes in direction, Eileen falls short of being exciting, concluding with a rushed ending that lacks surprise or shock. Review

4.0

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5 february

5 feb

The way the 16-year-old protagonist is tempted and entrapped is portrayed with authenticity, and McKenna-Bruce capably conveys the emotional tumult associated with such a transformative experience. Review

6.0

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5 february

5 feb

While Society of the Snow may not be a constant nail-biter, there’s enough of an emotional engine driving interest in the story. Magnified by Pedro Luque’s sharp cinematography, this stress-inducing film offers a sensory experience capable of accelerating your heartbeat and diverting your mind from minor troubles. Review

7.0

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30 january

30 jan

Even radiating intimacy at times, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt fails to validate a lasting claim on the heart. The narrative, relying heavily on images rather than words, could be told in ten minutes. As a result, there’s simply not enough here to really engage. Review

4.0

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29 january

29 jan

Half the audience will gasp at the drama, while the the other half - the auto racing enthusiasts - may seize the moment to deepen their historic background on Ferrari team and its founder. Review

6.0

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25 january

25 jan

Brilliant casting and a cleverly woven story ensure that funny, angry, and heartbreaking moments blend seamlessly. Review

8.0

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23 january

23 jan

With its moody soundscape by Jerkin Fendrix and superb cinematography by Robbie Ryan, Poor Things is the standout unconventional comedy of the year. Lanthimos continues to surprise audiences with his daring imagination, offering a fresh and intoxicating cinematic experience. Review

9.0

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18 january

18 jan

While Godzilla's new roar is a result of a simple amplification of the original, the overall experience feels fresh and new. Review

7.0

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17 january

17 jan

Cooper not only delivers his best directorial work but also his best performance, creating an extremely empathetic atmosphere that spans a wide range of emotions. Review

8.0

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15 january

15 jan

Priscilla, painted with a filter of candor and maintaining its drive and passion, ultimately comes together nicely, more in the form of a dramatic whisper than a shout of affirmation. Review

6.0

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15 january

15 jan

Fast Charlie is a mildly entertaining little crime thumper that sufficiently delivers on its genre expectations. Review

6.0

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31 december

31 dec

As a sanitized tale that succumbs to the weight of its budget, Wonka comes across as formulaic and uninspiring. The excessive use of old-school songs becomes tedious, and the story lacks the expected magic and soul that usually populate this type of picture. Review

4.0

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26 december

26 dec

The elements may feel familiar, even hokum, but Ozon approaches the material with enthusiasm. The film ultimately rewards those seeking a light, feel-good piece of entertainment. Review

6.0

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21 december

21 dec

The film's scenes are exposed with a non-cumbersome beauty that elicits tears without being overtly tearful. Fremont concludes with warmth and optimism, infusing independent cinema with a breath of fresh air and a generous heart. Review

8.0

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20 december

20 dec

In reality, there's an element of outrage in this indirect call to civility, but the film feels somewhat slick and gimmicky. Moments with a stronger sense of real-life authenticity are juxtaposed with others featuring mannered dialogues and postures, causing the narrative to get bogged down in details. Review

5.0

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19 december

19 dec

The film doesn’t deliver enough as each development is unadorned and plain, lessening in emotional power and culminating in an unsatisfying ending. Hernandez's exploration of a misfit in conflict with the toxic masculinity of his environment ultimately misses the mark. Review

4.0

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18 december

18 dec

This provocative and controversial psychodrama skates on the edge of madness, unfolding methodically under Haynes’ compelling direction. Review

8.0

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13 december

13 dec

Abel Gance successfully tackled Napoleon's story in 1927, but Scott's adaptation is another missed opportunity to explore the complexities of France's most significant military commander and historical ruler. Review

5.0

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10 december

10 dec

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