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: 1921 / 1921

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An uncommon piece of cinema. Sometimes hard to watch, it won't be suitable for everybody. Although some very strange scenes, the message is clear enough - the crucification of a good man that heals and even steals in order to help other people. Review

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2012-02-14

2012

Another delightful movie from one of the best contemporary japanese directors. As in Nobody Knows and Still Walking – both highly recommended, Koreeda’s subject is based on family relationships. I Wish takes advantage of childhood innocence mixed up with a wonderful sense of adventure. Honest and genuine. Review

9.0

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2012-02-13

2012

I use to say that Eastwood doesn’t know how to make a bad movie. J. Edgar reveals some issues, starting with the awful makeup of the characters when old - with Clyde Tulson seeming to be a puppet. With fair performances, its main strength turns out to be Edgar's frustrating life story. Relevant Awards: -... Review

6.0

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2012-02-10

2012

Alienation and madness usually are the favourite themes of this cult japanese director and this one isn’t exception. Not so powerful as “coldfish” - his previous work, “guilty of romance” is an erotic horror movie where vanity, infidelity, greed and murder are presented in a very bizarre way. Worth a look. Review

6.0

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2012-02-09

2012

Vibrant and surprisingly funny, won't let you fall asleep. Supported by delicious details and a mysterious atmosphere that reminded me the Coen brothers darkest movies, we stand before a breathtaking bloodbath where the hunter becomes the hunted. Review

8.0

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2012-02-08

2012

It was beautifully shot but the director might have taken better advantage from the script if his approach had more guts. The moments of tension were not so often and its pretentions of being a great drama or a memorable love story were never achieved. Review

5.0

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2012-02-07

2012

Bold plot with a clever direction in this iranian present-day story. We can notice slight glimpses of openness which can’t override with the society’s ultra-conservative ideologies. It will make you think about the consequences of your choices. Review

7.0

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2012-02-06

2012

A few flirtations between high school students are shown. In one of them a teacher is involved. Not satisfactory as a whole and with some annoying characters. I found it a bit silly. Review

4.0

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2012-02-03

2012

This is Heavy stuff! A raging film with superb acting and sturdy direction. The encounter between two lost human beings in a story that may hit you hard. A bittersweet movie and a challenge for the bold ones. Review

8.0

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2012-02-02

2012

Van Sant takes a new turn with this odd, dark romantic story reminding us of Harold and Maude (1971). After major independent works such as Elephant, Paranoid Park or Mala noche and Hollywood sensations like Milk, Drugstore Cowboy and Good Will Hunting” this new feature reveals some weaknesses. Just watchable! Review

6.0

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2012-02-01

2012

A disturbing 'indie' film. Teaches you a lesson by giving a creepy notion of how destructive a brainwash can be in one's life. An outstanding nightmare portrait that will make you feel unconfortable. Review

9.0

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2012-01-25

2012

What the hell of a movie makes jokes about a guy with cancer? This is the first thing that comes to your head when you start watching this. But the truth is that the story flows in a natural and optimistic way and manages to be successful on both drama and comedy. Review

7.0

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2012-01-24

2012

Despite of several good intentions and the weird floating approach by July, this is a movie that doesn't remain in your head for much time. Somehow its abstraction level makes you feel lost and stop caring about the characters. Review

5.0

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2012-01-21

2012

From the amazing director of "ratcatcher" and "morvern callar", comes a gripping psychological thriller that makes you wonder how much responsible the parents can be when their children express an evil behaviour. A memorable performance by Tilda Swinton. Review

8.0

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2012-01-20

2012

Good performances in a consistent political story which would have benefited with more suspense moments in order to catch the viewer. Review

6.0

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2012-01-20

2012

The return of the adventure genre by the hand of master Scorsese, mixing up fiction and reality. An excelent piece of entertainment and an opportunity to know more about the french illusionist and filmmaker Georges Meliés. Highly recommended. Review

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2012-01-18

2012

Made for TV, it doesn't have the strength of American Splendor, the big success from it's director. Based on a real case, it's a false documentary capable of amusing but certainly not a big deal. Review

6.0

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2012-01-18

2012

It has nothing new to say about the subject but in fact some ideas presented are fresh and the humor is remarkable. Light and no more than enjoyable. Review

6.0

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2012-01-18

2012

A violent drama with substance. Hard to watch at the beginning, slowly we're able to get the point of view of the dynamic director, writer and actor Ik-Joon in his impressive debut. Review

8.0

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2012-01-17

2012

Lacks some enthusiasm and drags here and there. However the story based on the Checkov's play is interesting and the characterization invoking the period is quite alright. Review

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2012-01-17

2012

In this unconvincing thriller we have solid performances but the story isn't interesting enough to make us stick to it. Review

4.0

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2012-01-16

2012

A bit predictable in its mixed amorous betrayals, could have been much better in many aspects. However it guarantees some entertainment in a melancholic mood. Review

6.0

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2012-01-16

2012

It succeeds by showing clearly the ideas and operating methods of one of the most feared terrorist groups of the 70's. A docudrama filled with action. Review

7.0

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2012-01-16

2012

The hand of Almodovar is there and we are able to recognize his usual style but the plot lacks power as it reaches the end. It promises much more than it gives. A frustrating picture. Review

6.0

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2012-01-16

2012

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