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: 381 / 381


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

Poster for Zama



Filled with situations that mirror the social and racial preconception of the time, this hypnotic tale of punishment and atrocious colonialism is an engrossing experience, likely to be turned into a cult film.

10 december

10 dec

Poster for The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger


Here, the ambiguity doesn’t work as a positive factor and not everyone will have the patience for a family tragedy that on several occasions felt apathetic and calculated. It should go down smoothly with fans of the genre, though.

7 december

7 dec

Poster for Support the Girls

Support the Girls


The stakes of the premise simply aren’t enough to carry this story, thus, the best you will get is Hall’s genuine performance, and Bobo (Lea DeLaria), a quite curious character who should have had more time to shine.

7 december

7 dec

Poster for Cold War

Cold War


It is a simply told, beautifully composed piece of work in which the black-and-white cinematography by Lukasz Zal enhances the dramatic tones of a decadent and ultimately tragic romance.

4 december

4 dec

Poster for Dogman



Beautifully shot, this character study fascinates in an almost perverse way, building up adequate levels of tension throughout and bursting with disturbing scenes of violence. It is also a tale of solitude, equally tragic and funny, heavy and whimsical.

3 december

3 dec

Poster for Damsel



A flimsy Western comedy with monotonous, thinly written characters, pointless dialogue, and unsatisfactory conclusions.

28 november

28 nov

Poster for Thunder Road

Thunder Road


Pelted with tragicomic scenes, Thunder Road, an acceptably funny slice of comic drama, depicts anxious times by carrying a furious tone and bitter pathos.

26 november

26 nov

Poster for Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You


Even if the deadpan humor doesn’t always triumph, there is some mordant social commentary expressed with a satirical posture, which sort of replaces it.

24 november

24 nov

Poster for Burning



The resplendent soundtrack and the naturalistic performances make a significant contribution to the success of this achingly poignant meditation on passion, in its strangest forms.

20 november

20 nov

Poster for Hereditary



Not perfect but does what the good horror movies do, relying on suspense and tension to deeply involve the viewer. Hence, prepare to be disturbed.

19 november

19 nov

Poster for The Divide

The Divide


Despite the predictable ending and a bashful posture, there are emotions running steadily, and the hope of a happy future ultimately makes us enjoy a drama film that also serves as a showcase for King’s estimable acting capabilities.

16 november

16 nov

Poster for Border



While the talented director keeps the things flowing with the appropriate amount of tension, the lead actors respond with absolute brilliance.

14 november

14 nov

Poster for The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher


The only reason to watch The Kindergarten Teacher is Ms. Gyllenhaal’s performance, whose quality makes us resist until it’s possible.

12 november

12 nov

Poster for Apostle



Has the proper mood but, regardless the different styles, couldn’t surpass the adrenaline infusion of The Raid installments, Evans’ true specialty.

8 november

8 nov

Poster for BlacKkKlansman



A word of praise for the energetic performances from Washington and Driver and the awesome score by jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

6 november

6 nov

Poster for Searching



Chaganty wanted his film to look intelligently cryptic, but what he achieved was just completely muddled. Moreover, the storyline is naive, contrived, and ultimately nonsensical, all aggravated by the utterly unconvincing performances from Cho and Messing.

5 november

5 nov

Poster for First Man

First Man


The magnificent score by Justin Hurwitz enhances the floating sensations of a different gravitational acceleration and combines in perfection with Lindus Sandgren’s detailed cinematography.

31 october

31 oct

Poster for Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade


The script, smartly and carefully written by Burnham, carries all the sensibility to depict Millennials in a way that is simultaneously funny, unnerving, miserably heartbroken, and honest. It definitely rang true to me.

30 october

30 oct

Poster for A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born


The film didn’t touch me in the heart, presenting more inept than satisfactory moments, both drama and music-wise.

23 october

23 oct

Poster for Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace


The low-key temperament of the storytelling and the authenticity of the performances are strong elements of a subtle and intelligent film that captures our attention from the very first minute.

22 october

22 oct

Poster for Mandy



Even though it's all too gut-wrenching and sunless, kudos to a fast and furious Cage, who returns from the dead with an insatiable appetite for vindictiveness.



Poster for Life and Nothing More

Life and Nothing More


If the story is thoughtful and promising, then the editing needed some polishing to avoid unconsidered cuts and precipitate image transitions contrasting clumsily with the sluggish development.



Poster for Blindspotting



A powerful encounter of hip-hop music - somewhat displaced and too calculated here - and the racial complications that keep saddening America and the world.



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