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: 1942 / 1942

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Living is a tastefully poignant story of deep human emotion wrapped up in a retro British wall covering. It’s sad, but in its awakening consciousness, it reminds us all that it’s never too late to embrace life. Review

8.0

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2023-03-23

2023

At the core, the way both portions of humor and plot spins are infused sets this work apart from those master filmmakers. Review

7.0

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2023-03-21

2023

The Son sticks to an appalling linearity, poor staging and a heavy-handed sentimentality that provokes more indifference than pity. Review

3.0

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2023-03-19

2023

Even not as touching as it could be, this exquisitely acted film provides a guilty pleasure for those who like to dive into skepticism. Review

7.0

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2023-03-16

2023

Poitras orchestrates a well-made, easy to digest documentary that creates a certain contrast by having everything in the right place in opposition to the protagonist’s irreverence. Goldin proves to be a true experimenter and survivor of our world. Review

8.0

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2023-03-14

2023

Mihai grabs hold of her character and the spectators by dragging them into a vertiginous nightmare. Her narrative mechanics never weigh down the power of the story, which works as a social chronicle of a country ravaged by violence and corruption. Review

8.0

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2023-03-14

2023

Sensorially stirring, the film succeeds mostly in the visual department by combining saturated colors, image overlapping and alluring tonalities to depict inexplicable oddities, both physical and mental. Review

6.0

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2023-03-08

2023

It’s encouraging that these desperate women abused by vicious men had found a way but there’s still something missing in the unfolding of a story in which the dramatics feel plastically inert. Review

5.0

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2023-03-06

2023

The problem with The Whale is that the more Aronofsky wants to make cinema, the more it gets histrionic. In its desire to bring out emotions, the film skips over the more complex fallout of personal abandonment, in its physically and psychologically undertows. Review

5.0

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2023-03-05

2023

Creative and unique in its conception, the film presents a dark side that haunts, scares and lingers. Review

8.0

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2023-03-02

2023

Its machinations, despite passing a sense of fun, are based on copy-paste rudiments that wear out our patience. Review

4.0

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2023-03-01

2023

There are a few lovely things in this film that make it easier for us to forgive its shortcomings. But so you know, Empire of Light is no magic movie. Review

6.0

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2023-02-27

2023

M3gan remains soft at the core, contaminated by harmful robotization while following the codes of Hollywood’s easy scares. It feels like a Beta version of something that could be much bigger. Review

4.0

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2023-02-24

2023

The Brazilian gangsta-rap and cheesy popular songs we hear also become vital for the mood the directors want to convey. This persuasive piece of filmmaking fuses crime and drama, showing not only the cost of lawlessness but also the power of these women. Review

8.0

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2023-02-22

2023

This manipulative thriller only confirms that Shyamalan needs better ideas and smarter twists to overcome a creative crisis that has pestering him for decades. An artless film without the guts to bring the apocalyptic threat to life onscreen. Review

4.0

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2023-02-20

2023

Even when the clouds are darker and things go wrong, the film never falls into extreme pathos and the four members of the family find the strength to fix things properly with the support of one another. On that premise, in a tender and obvious way, Martins delivers a valid message about family ties, acceptance, and hope in better days. Review

6.0

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2023-02-15

2023

In the contemporary Pacifiction, his minimalist stance is as powerfully suggestive as the atmospherics that, lean or lush, permeate the film and can numb you into an abstruse, dark dream. This is a different kind of thriller that, capturing the sad constancy of political restlessness in a particular circuited context, feels like a delirious mania, sometimes annoying in its compulsory idée fixe. Review

8.0

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2023-02-10

2023

That’s the problem with Causeway; it advances casually and lightly for the sake of entertainment, and you kind of know what is coming at every single turn. Review

5.0

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2023-02-09

2023

The lack of a cohesive thesis may frustrate at times, but this baggy report, even not breaking my heart, provides illuminating insights into cultural issues and demonstrates that quality education is possible for even the most disadvantaged students. Review

7.0

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2023-02-07

2023

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The humor, dark enough to merit special attention, arrives unexpectedly in batches, making this moving ballad of fate and suffering even more irresistible. Review

9.0

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2023-02-01

2023

There’s nothing personal or profound in this messy imagination of the early movies; it’s just a spectacle reduced to tics and gimmicks. Review

5.0

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2023-01-30

2023

A bit more tension, characterization, and drama were required, while the unassertive directorial approach of Gina Prince-Bythewood makes it less impactant than it should. Review

4.0

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2023-01-25

2023

Although not producing real brilliance, the systematized gothic tones and oppressive heaviness produce a quietly gripping surface. It’s a visually wow-inducing whodunit - with cinematography by Cooper’s regular Masanobu Takayanagi - that feels dour and slow at times. Review

6.0

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2023-01-24

2023

With its derivative style and witless plot-twists, the film aspires to be grandiose, comprehensive, and clever but falls flat. Baumbach quickly loses control of his film and often struggles to keep the story afloat, leaving us on the sidelines. Review

4.0

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2023-01-22

2023

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