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: 838 / 838

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Mong-hong also takes charge of the cinematography, taking an impressive stance on the visuals, but he could have taken A Sun to another realm by simplifying a few aspects. Review

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2021-05-22

2021

In addition to a synthetic central character, the weak intrigue and rigid dynamics place the film between a poorly investigative case and a phony state of paranoia. The flaws are significative throughout, ultimately leading to a more ridiculous than revelatory closure. Review

4.0

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2021-05-21

2021

The apt performance by Castro and the breathtaking cinematography by José Ángel Alayón help us conquer the languorous pace of the story. Review

6.0

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2021-05-19

2021

Identifying Features is a harrowing tale of loss, anguish and disenchantment whose brutally cold conclusions left me stunned. Review

8.0

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2021-05-17

2021

As my interest kept declining, The Man Who Sold His Skin showed to have a lot more in mind than what it could handle. This once promising satire, made imperfect by a weak twist, misses the killing blow. Review

5.0

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2021-05-16

2021

The film’s extraordinary qualities - including a ferocious performance by Sukowa - outweighs any quibbles in a story that fluidly toggles affection and tension. There’s no artsy nonsense here nor dull moments, but rather an afflictive desperation and yearning that rings true. Review

8.0

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2021-05-14

2021

It’s all bloated spectacle in the end, a long and boring trail of deaths presented with a deceptive slickness, where Statham doesn’t even bother to bring a sense of grief to his miserable existence. Review

4.0

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2021-05-12

2021

Both the narrative quality and stylistic grounds suggest a crossing between Youssef Chahine and Satyajit Ray, in a sad film dedicated to the victims of the Sudanese Revolution. Review

7.0

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2021-05-10

2021

Even so, the slow-moving passages and dull dialogue make the film drag all along, while the outcome never matches the promises made in the first segment of the story. This self-reverential exercise drowns in a deep melancholy and gets lost in the vision of bovine-like skulls risen from the dead. Review

5.0

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2021-05-07

2021

The resulting documentary is a sincere, funny look at the wild life of a poet/musician, who, emerging here as a survivor of all types of excesses (even musical), is brutally honest when dealing with the life he chose and the circumstances that made him who he is. By the way, MacGowan will also be remembered for his oddly contagious laugh. Review

8.0

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2021-05-06

2021

Despite all its strengths as a sobering, wrenching and well-acted drama, The Sleepwalkers faces some limitations, the biggest of them being the predictability of the story. Review

6.0

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2021-05-03

2021

Honestly, the whole film feels like there’s something off, and because Cooke didn’t invest in thrills and Cumberbatch was not so convincing, the result is a vacuous, low-energy spy thriller that made me exhaustively insensitive. Review

4.0

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2021-04-30

2021

Nobody is nothing major, but there’s enough funny and electrifying moments laced through the uneven plot sequences to make us engaged. Review

6.0

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2021-04-28

2021

Puiu was never more obstinate and futile than in Manor House. Review

2.0

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2021-04-26

2021

Expect a strong central performance by Maeda, whose character completely transfigures while working in front of a camera, and an interesting shift into the minor key from Kurosawa, who typically embraces a tension-filled style. Review

6.0

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2021-04-23

2021

It’s a moderately diverting film with plenty of awkwardness and a gossipy tone that can be occasionally teasing as well. Review

6.0

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2021-04-21

2021

With both the camera work and the atmosphere recalling the works of Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Andrei Tarkovsky, Atlantis is a rough film to sit through, but those who really pay attention to its existentialist musings will be rewarded. Review

8.0

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2021-04-20

2021

The film, impeccably edited by Jaroslaw Kaminski, unfolds as an effective nightmare that is suitably appalling in its historical context and extremely heartbreaking in terms of the family perspective. Review

9.0

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2021-04-17

2021

Sun Children might not be among Majidi's best known works such as Children of Heaven (1997), The Color of Paradise (1999) and The Song of Sparrows (2008), but its visual acuteness together with the powerful message makes it a ride bound to be taken seriously. Review

7.0

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2021-04-15

2021

The young Brummer delivers a top-drawer performance, giving the character the reserved posture, emotional complexity and subdued charm that allows us to connect. Thus, whatever didn’t work here it wasn't not his fault. Review

5.0

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2021-04-15

2021

Some might find the subject too grim and the uncertainties frustrating, in a film that sets its mood through a permanent human melancholy and the natural misty atmosphere that characterizes this part of the Galician landscape. Even if they have a point, I can’t help recommending it for the profound impression it leaves. Review

8.0

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2021-04-10

2021

Lux Aeterna is a shamefully underdeveloped charade whose uncomfortable viewing says absolutely nothing relevant in the end, apart from those quotations from directors such as Dreyer, Fassbinder and Godard. Review

4.0

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2021-04-07

2021

This fantasy is intimately linked to a painful reality, and leaves its mark. It’s likable, with tiny imperfections and a constant rhythmic beat of its own. Although not investing in any sort of climax, it provides unwavering entertainment throughout. Review

7.0

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2021-04-05

2021

Provocative yet unconvincing, Enforcement will serve more the interests of unconditional enthusiasts of the action genre than actually entertain those looking for a well-calibrated story. Review

5.0

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2021-04-03

2021

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