Movie reviews of Filipe Freitas

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

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Number of movie reviews: 259 / 259

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Poster for Les Salopes, or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin

Les Salopes, or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin

5

The complexities do not always succeed, but, as a character study, the film poses some interesting points of view...

28 september

28 sep

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

4

This somewhat cheesy crowd-pleaser offers a great deal of neurotic gossip addressed with annoying pomposity and superfluous multi-cultural fashion.

25 september

25 sep

Poster for Heaven Without People

Heaven Without People

6

Can a brilliant ending save a film? Sure, but I strongly feel this one could have given much more if handled with a little more subtlety.

24 september

24 sep

Poster for Night Comes On

Night Comes On

6

There is nothing new or striking here, but rather emphatically emotional, in a film about decisions that never quite convinces in terms of a hypothetical revenge.

22 september

22 sep

Poster for Adrift

Adrift

5

The film shapes into an exhausting melodrama instead of the harrowing, devastating adventure that everybody was expecting.

22 september

22 sep

Poster for Who We Are Now

Who We Are Now

7

There is nothing fanciful or odd in Newton’s story.

10 september

10 sep

Poster for Tully

Tully

4

Feels more contrived than astute, having the skilled group of actors working hard to avoid further damage.

5 september

5 sep

Poster for Upgrade

Upgrade

7

The well-told Upgrade maintains the dystopian vibrancy until the end, compensating the less vivid moments with a subtle dark humor that fits hand in glove.

5 september

5 sep

Poster for Hostiles

Hostiles

4

Protracted, deficiently paced, and lugubrious, Hostiles eludes the viewer with limited action and redundant scenes...

5 september

5 sep

Poster for Sollers Point

Sollers Point

6

The decreased intensity and long-suffering nature of the film are not obstructive since Keith’s frustration feels authentic and the backdrop/atmosphere painfully realistic.

6 august

6 aug

Poster for The Rider

The Rider

9

This powerful, quiet, and confessed drama with shades of Western will give you much more than what you are expecting.

2 august

2 aug

Poster for The Escape

The Escape

6

A fair drama that could have been better.

26 july

26 jul

Poster for In Syria

In Syria

8

In the throes of this harrowing, devastating scenario, the slightest good-natured and funny circumstance, even very limited in number, is felt as an urgent gratification.

20 july

20 jul

Poster for The 12th Man

The 12th Man

6

Although competent in terms of storytelling, the most impressive aspect of the film was its visual impact, with some severe scenes causing discomfort.

12 july

12 jul

Poster for Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In

8

Denis’ most diaphanous work to date is a subtle, powerful, and intelligent look at human relationships and society.

12 july

12 jul

Poster for The Lightest Darkness

The Lightest Darkness

4

Lacking a proper climax and shattered by plot holes, the film takes us to narrow train hallways and inconsequent therapy sessions, both of which are far from being exciting.

9 july

9 jul

Poster for The Insult

The Insult

6

While the direction was unexceptional, the credible performances elevated a film trying to justify the acts of its characters through a chain of emotional states...

4 july

4 jul

Poster for Unsane

Unsane

6

The whole idea, as an experiment, is interesting, but the film lacks in credibility what it gains in boldness.

2 july

2 jul

Poster for Gemini

Gemini

2

Reveals a blatant tackiness in the way the scenes are mounted and delivers extremely poor dialogues.

27 june

27 jun

Poster for Doubtful

Doubtful

5

Elya missed the opportunity to do something bolder with a recurrent topic, treading the same paths that many other films did successfully.

24 june

24 jun

Poster for Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds

6

Intersecting the friction of a taut thriller and the biting wit of a dark comedy, Cory Finley proves he has the eye and the talent.

21 june

21 jun

Poster for The Bookshop

The Bookshop

6

It was the courage of the good characters that made me enjoy this flawed drama film.

15 june

15 jun

Poster for The Valley

The Valley

4

The dramatic tones feel shallow and uninspired, bringing the type of sentimentality that is more adverse than expedient.

11 june

11 jun

Poster for Middleground

Middleground

5

Although well acted, mindful, and visually arresting, the film doesn’t go beyond its hypothetical circumstances.

7 june

7 jun

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