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: 386 / 386


Poster for Too Late to Die Young

Too Late to Die Young


Focusing on giving a sincere portrayal of adolescence, Too Late To Die Young professes a turbulent intimacy with controlled pace and assured narrative construction.

26 july

26 jul

Poster for The Wolf's Call

The Wolf's Call


Far from blowing my mind, The Wolf’s Call does what it needs to do, and surprises, in some ways.

23 july

23 jul

Poster for Rosie



It’s a heartbreaking, accurate, well-acted ride that made me think about how easily things can be lost in a moment and how miraculous love can be when in the face of desperate situations.

21 july

21 jul

Poster for The Mustang

The Mustang


Simplistic, predictable, and visually unimpressive, the well-intentioned The Mustang discloses some aspects the majority of us don’t know about American prisons.

18 july

18 jul

Poster for Luz



Singer relies on simplistic yet well-composed images to create some titillation. Yet, the film never reaches those spine-chilling levels we all crave.

15 july

15 jul

Poster for The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Last Black Man in San Francisco


With minor twists, The Last Black Man in San Francisco doesn’t equal the relatable Blindspotting in vibrancy, but it should be seen for the urgency of its theme and tribute to friendship.

15 july

15 jul

Poster for Anna



Overdoing the action scenes to the point of ridicule and infusing them with every little cliche you can imagine, he delivers a terrible film.

11 july

11 jul

Poster for The Silences

The Silences


Despite occasionally veiled with haziness and bringing no nuance to the lukewarm ambiance, the film is observant, compassionate, and holds up the longer you analyze it. The blend of gritty, sad realism and otherworldly connection has proved substantial.

8 july

8 jul

Poster for The Emperor of Paris

The Emperor of Paris


Treasons, unexpected alliances, cold assassinations, and dynamic fights are spices used in a recipe overcooked with a histrionic score and that sort of overworked production that may drive some viewers away. Nevertheless, the tonally consistent handle of the script and Cassel’s ardent performance make it moderately arresting and fairly watchable.

6 july

6 jul

Poster for The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don't Die


There’s nothing we haven't seen before in The Dead Don’t Die, with the aggravation that its course is predictable and slow, the deadpan humor only works intermittently, and its action scenes are dully bland. Jarmusch has definitely the passion, but he didn’t have the brains to take this caricatural experience to the next level.

2 july

2 jul

Poster for Never Look Away

Never Look Away


This is a grand story, yet perhaps too lustrously depicted to work in full. I was never bored, though.

1 july

1 jul

Poster for Ray & Liz

Ray & Liz


Admirably photographed by Daniel Landin, the film represents a blasting match of stylish filmmaking and genuine writing material. It’s a wonderful debut, despite all the discomfort one may feel watching it.

25 june

25 jun

Poster for The Burial of Kojo

The Burial of Kojo


Watching this human story unfold is an uncommonly moving experience that makes The Burial of Kojo a small yet potent African film.

23 june

23 jun

Poster for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum


Violent images filled with shooting rampages, knife-throwing disarrays, and spectacular chases combine with flawlessly choreographed physical fights, rather provoking and entertaining than actually disturbing.

20 june

20 jun

Poster for Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese


The music is great, yet this artful satire never really stood out as something really big, working more like a benign prankster spreading misinformation than giving a consistent insight about the topic.

18 june

18 jun

Poster for Peterloo



The visual presentation is lyrical and luminous, impeccably controlled by the cinematographer Dick Pope, whose frames resemble Realist paintings. However, the dialogues, speeches, and ideas repeat to the point of making the progression of the film a burden.

17 june

17 jun

Poster for Wobble Palace

Wobble Palace


The spirit and looks of the independent cinema are on display. Still, the plot is too flimsy and unconcerned, climaxing with a boring and despondent Halloween party where it’s hard to distinguish between what is meant to be funny.

13 june

13 jun

Poster for Non-Fiction



Third. Non-Fiction’s main strength is perhaps the non-judgmental posture together with the acceptance of life, with all its complex phases, as it is. Yet, I felt this was the type of story that Truffaut would make look charmingly witty, whereas Chabrol would turn into a pseudo-thriller.

10 june

10 jun

Poster for Rocketman



Pompous in the presentation, Rocketman is not perfect, but had enough nerve to show Elton John flying during a performance at London’s The Troubadour. He didn’t need any plumed pair of wings for that.

7 june

7 jun

Poster for Photograph



The director pushed aside any tear-jerking scenes, but perhaps he was too permissive in an unconscious way for the film’s own disadvantage. Even making us rise and shine with an impeccable smart conclusion, this wasn’t enough to make Photograph a special love story.

5 june

5 jun

Poster for Our Time

Our Time


Reygadas stumbles in this quiet yet powerfully acted tale of love, loyalty, and exasperation, where one pokes around vainly in search of something more than just the facts.

3 june

3 jun

Poster for Booksmart



Without the hypocrisy of its genre-related competitors, this is a refreshing teen movie that bounces with energy and tangy dialogue.

31 may

31 may

Poster for Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell


The American adaptation lacks the real free spirit, magic narrative pulse, and radiance of the original, taking this problematic romance to a minor key and making us pay the price. Regardless of the great performances from Moore and Turturro, I would call Gloria with a Spanish accent.

29 may

29 may

Poster for Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage


In addition to David Gallego’s delightful cinematography, which captures both luxurious and arid landscapes with the same exuberance, we have enthralling folk music connected to ancient traditions, dreams, allegories, and premonitions in a stylized, hybrid tale of power, love, vendetta, and honor. This is powerful cinema.

27 may

27 may

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