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: 356 / 356


Poster for The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun


This efficient account charms with a breezy fluidity, also displaying decorous looks and settings that conjure up that slightly opaque glow of the 1980s.

31 january

31 jan

Poster for First Reformed

First Reformed


Brooding in tone and sincerely acted, First Reformed succeeds on the strength of its complex theme, not only examining the hardships of faith but also alerting for the gradual decay of our planet.

30 january

30 jan

Poster for 22 July

22 July


On the one side, Greengrass touches the melodrama through the use of some emotional manipulation, but on the other side, he creates a visceral impact with the horrifying scenes.

28 january

28 jan

Poster for The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers


With salient dark humor popping out from time to time and a great score by Alexandre Desplat, The Sisters Brothers provides proper entertainment even when things become a bit out of control.

28 january

28 jan

Poster for Claire's Camera

Claire's Camera


Not among the director’s best efforts and yet, has the power to captivate us with its lightness, effortless spontaneity, and instinctive charm.

24 january

24 jan

Poster for The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree


The deep meaning of the words blended with the pure, hyper-realistic filmmaking style of Ceylan, makes it a very rich experience.

23 january

23 jan

Poster for Dede



The director addresses vital topics with a competent execution, which only failed in creating a bit more dramatic frisson in some essential parts of the story.

21 january

21 jan

Poster for The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built


While Matt Dillon is insanely convincing in his performance, Von Trier obtains an extravagant blend of horror and humor from the monstrosity of his character.

17 january

17 jan

Poster for The Favourite

The Favourite


Broadening his vision and maturing his signature style, Lanthimos skillfully weaves the threads of a story that never stops to amuse us in a sort of mundanity-meets-elegance.

17 january

17 jan

Poster for Private Life

Private Life


It’s a grown-up, patient look at infertility that, even enchanting here and there, misses that little spark that leads to the heart.

15 january

15 jan

Poster for Shadow



Visually, it never ceases to dazzle our eyes, either through the quasi-monochromatic canvases displaying misty Chinese landscapes or the ingenious costume design. Shadow is a sumptuous sensory feast filled with spectacle, surprise, and madness.

14 january

14 jan

Poster for Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows


There’s little to differentiate this film from other generic drama-thrillers out there, and even if the images shine bright, they were not enough to make Everybody Knows glittering like gold.

10 january

10 jan

Poster for The Family

The Family


The young Reyes stands out and the production values are strong, with a well-deserved special mention for the cinematography of Luis Armando Arteaga.

9 january

9 jan

Poster for Roma



While the performances are immaculately genuine, Cuarón’s unparalleled direction convinced me in every aspect since he never loses focus with trivialities.

7 january

7 jan

Poster for Colette



Despite some admirable period details, the interesting moments come and go in a perpetual intermittence, becoming increasingly scarce when the story reaches its final part.

4 january

4 jan

Poster for Tyrel



Tyrel breaks at the weight of its own ambition, feeling like an undergraduate exercise in tension. Sadly, even that tension is wasted.

3 january

3 jan

Poster for The Guilty

The Guilty


With so little, Moller extracted the most of a story he co-wrote with Emil Nygaard Albertsen, also on account of Cedergren’s flawless performance and some clever warps in the script.

2 january

2 jan

Poster for Madeline's Madeline

Madeline's Madeline


In addition to the dreamlike tones created, which feel intriguing and disorienting, there is a furious earthly side well rooted in reality.

25 december

25 dec

Poster for Lizzie



With such a potential story in hands, Macneill had everything to create greater suspenseful moments with a stronger impact if he hadn’t a heavy hand. A thriller that is never unsettling soon becomes a triviality.

25 december

25 dec

Poster for We the Animals

We the Animals


Mounted with arresting visuals and dream-like tones by documentarian Jeremiah Zagar, We The Animals is a strong personal statement sustained by an absorbing narrative.

25 december

25 dec

Poster for The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give


Besides didactic, the film carries the expected passion, objection, and anger to transform itself in something dramatically appealing. However, clichés in the storytelling as well as in the visual dynamics are a reality, while the surprises are few.

18 december

18 dec

Poster for Widows



Deftly mounted to please the crowds in obvious ways, Widows benefits from the organized structure of its storytelling and the ability to never slackening in tension or emotion.

17 december

17 dec

Poster for The Wife

The Wife


Despite the potentiality, this embittered love tale and domestic drama film never exploded because neither of its characters exploded when they needed and were supposed to.

14 december

14 dec

Poster for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


This is cinema peppered with generally convincing acting and the superior visual sensibility of French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, who had already worked with the Coens in Inside Llewyn Davis. It is original, brainy, and funny.

13 december

13 dec

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