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: 1944 / 1944

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Coup de Chance is Woody Allen at his weakest, presenting every emotion and action as false, idiotic or frivolous. The film's saving grace lies in its incredibly groovy jazz soundtrack... Review

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8 april

8 apr

Buscemi’s focused direction maintains the same tonal palette throughout, but these segments are engaging enough to keep you invested. Review

6.0

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2 april

2 apr

The message DuVernay aims to convey doesn’t come across clearly, and the results instead of reaching any state of maturation, feel merely superficial. It’s surprising how tame the film is, taking into account its weighty subject matter. Review

4.0

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31 march

31 mar

Yakusho delivers a pitch-perfect performance, carrying the weight of the narrative with ease, while Wenders approaches the story with a sense of politeness, eschewing flashy theatrics. Review

8.0

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27 march

27 mar

It’s a powerful and memorable affair that, offering a different perspective of the Holocaust, may feel oppressive despite the absence of explicit violence. Benefitting from impressive performances by the pair of German actors, Glazer portrays this drama with the dazzling smoothness of a movie-making natural. Review

9.0

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21 march

21 mar

The Iron Claw compares to wrestling in the way that it’s all pose and artifice but no brains or integrity. In addition to overlong, the film lacks emotion at every turn, and the acting never impressed - Jeremy Allen White being the exception. Review

3.0

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17 march

17 mar

Dune: Part 2 stands as the apotheosis of Villeneuve's directorial signature within the sci-fi genre - a tremendous display of full-throttle filmmaking that mesmerizes with its clever stylization, unwavering attention to detail, and grandiose visuals. Review

9.0

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14 march

14 mar

Ennio takes audiences on an emotional journey without descending into melodrama, partially thanks to the masterful editing by Massimo Quaglia and Annalisa Schillaci, who keep things fluid and interesting. Review

8.0

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12 march

12 mar

Gone are Polanski's signature style and wit, replaced by repetitive gags and scenes that feel more grating than gratifying. Review

5.0

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10 march

10 mar

Drive-Away Dolls is a jumbled mess that tries to be both tactlessly offbeat and attractively endearing, missing the mark. Review

4.0

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7 march

7 mar

Hausner demonstrates a morbid precision in her exploration of contemporary neuroses, and yet, the picture rests in a muzzy middle where observation and absurdity are practically indistinguishable. Club Zero is a failure, but an intriguing one. Review

5.0

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4 march

4 mar

Cailley demonstrates audacity in both style and form, crafting a controlled staging that delves into themes of unethical discrimination and the mysterious ties between humanity and nature. Review

7.0

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1 march

1 mar

The truth is: it didn’t move me in the end, but it’s guaranteed to give you the chills, reminding you of the ruthless deeds of those driven by greed and power. Review

6.0

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28 february

28 feb

Kaurismaki emphasizes human resilience and the value of love with his filmmaking gestures, in an absolutely gorgeous and hugely affirming love story. It’s one of those pure delights that’s hard to resist. Review

8.0

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26 february

26 feb

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

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