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: 1942 / 1942

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While the result is not earth-shattering, there's something emotionally and compassionately connective underneath. Review

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2022-02-16

2022

The visuals match the bracing nature of the story, and like Youri, we gravitate with hope, adhering to his universe yet haunted by the desolated corridors, boarded walls, and surprisingly hidden interiors of this ghostly massive structure. Not one single scene goes on for a beat longer than it should; performances and production values are excellent. Review

8.0

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2022-02-15

2022

The economical script builds reasonable tension, and the film moves assuredly from incident to incident with a simplicity in the storytelling that makes it seem old-fashioned, but winsomely so. Review

6.0

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2022-02-14

2022

The Fallout is a bracing work, which treats the teens in question piercingly and hurtfully. The sensitivity demonstrated to the specifics of each character’s experience is remarkable. Review

7.0

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2022-02-12

2022

The only quibble here is the repetition of the footage, but the film flows well, avoiding panegyric artificialities. Review

7.0

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2022-02-10

2022

The rhythm of the storytelling is stable, increasing our interest in an emotional story that many will relate to. Review

8.0

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2022-02-09

2022

Mired in forced sentimentality, the film never really builds up a great deal of steam but infuses some bursts of anger and humor here and there, leaving a meaningful message to the community and a glimpse of hope for the ones looking for an opportunity to change. Anyway, it’s all too patchy to be classified as a prime work. Review

5.0

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2022-02-08

2022

The haunting camerawork, apt score, and flawless acting by the four young debutant leads are vital elements in the bewitchery. The Innocents is a chilling slow burn worth seeking out. Review

8.0

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2022-02-06

2022

It’s solid entertainment, signaling that westerns are better when made simple. Review

7.0

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2022-02-03

2022

With the power of the images overstepping the dialogues, The Tsugua Diaries gives a wonderful example of artistic freedom, off-the-cuff creativity, microcosmic detail, and mood-induced emotion. Review

8.0

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2022-02-02

2022

The understated indeterminacy of the story makes us minimally interested, while the surprises, far from jaw-dropping, make it a passable, calibrated crime thriller. Review

6.0

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2022-02-01

2022

Themes like loneliness, reintegration, openness, and compassion are common, but this one brings more, starting off vividly casual before becoming unnervingly earnest, then plaintive and disconcerting, and ultimately mischievous. Review

8.0

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2022-01-31

2022

Greene’s documentary might have done a nice job in helping these traumatized men, but the film itself flows heavily, and our attention almost succumbs to its aimless structure and narrative fragmentation. Review

6.0

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2022-01-29

2022

As a shattering experience that doesn't stint on uncomfortable scenes, A Hero is another impeccable entry in Farhadi’s rich catalogue of timeless contemporary classics. Review

8.0

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2022-01-28

2022

More than mind-blowing, Memoria is an original piece of cinema that, keenly shot and oddly paced, rewards patient viewers with an openness to the intangible. If cinema is about being transported to another realm and dimension, Weerasethakul is unrivaled as a helmsman. Review

8.0

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2022-01-27

2022

Sadly, the film is never as good as it should be, lacking energy to thrive and being stretched out by these terrible musical moments put together by the brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessler. This is the second miss in a row by Wright, following last year’s The Woman in the Window. Review

4.0

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2022-01-26

2022

Working with the animator Inga Sætre, the Norwegian director and co-writer Yngvild Sve Flikke worked delivers an observant, punchy and highly amusing comedy drama whose result is neither dull nor hackneyed. Review

8.0

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2022-01-25

2022

Life choices and mortality; acceptance and repentance; family roots and branches; the earthly and the spiritual… “Dying isn’t simple, is it?”, asks the spirit of Masao’s wife. I Was a Simple Man is honest enough to deserve a peek. Review

6.0

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2022-01-24

2022

The plot is so torpid that it sinks deep in thick muddy waters in no time; a burden that, hampering a fluid storytelling, makes Digger a mediocre movie with a stubbornly resistant message. Review

4.0

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2022-01-21

2022

Azor is an intriguing and fascinating account with a few crossroads and an unimaginable finale. It’s one of the year’s most cohesive films, and it holds up to repeated viewings. Review

9.0

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2022-01-20

2022

The non-professional actors did a modest yet acceptable job, and there are some mesmerizing images captured and framed in a square 4:3 format that are something to thank for. Review

6.0

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2022-01-19

2022

The film, carried out with a generically feel-good posture despite J.R.’s romantic and professional disillusions, needed more depth. Review

6.0

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2022-01-18

2022

Gyllenhaal’s storytelling process intertwines recent events with a mix of painful and thrilling flashbacks, keeping The Lost Daughter steady for most of its time. In some cases, the dramatic intensity doesn’t reach the expected levels but the film provides delicate material for thought and discussion. Review

7.0

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2022-01-16

2022

Among scenes that feel whether awkwardly forced or dragging, Yalda only scarcely produces some excitement. It’s an unpassionate, conventional and timid work, which I’m not prepared to forgive. Review

4.0

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2022-01-14

2022

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