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Filipe Freitas

Filipe Freitas
Filipe Freitas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 94% Who We Are Now (2018) There is nothing fanciful or odd in Newton's story. The self-acceptance and courage of the two main characters make them admirable women.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/10 71% Adrift (2018) What saves Adrift from an instant wreckage is Woodley's performance, but still, it's preferable to read the facts than cope with its cinematic adaptation.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
6/10 88% Sollers Point (2018) Porterfield, who hails from Baltimore himself, extracts convincing emotions from the simplest scenes, pursuing the understated rather than the boisterous. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Heaven Without People (Ghada el eid) (2017) Despite struggling with inconsistencies in mood and an erratic pace, the film fires up some curious observations about the alienated state of the country, without ever reaching high levels of socio-political controversy.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
8/10 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) The Guardians is an icy tale of injustice, war, love, despair, and adaptability, which unfolds serenely yet assuredly with attentive period detail.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/10 43% Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin (2018) The complexities rendered by Renée Beaulieu in her second feature drama do not always succeed, but, as a character study, the film poses some interesting points of view regarding family and happiness, love and desire.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
6/10 78% The Escape (2018) Despite Arterton's outstanding performance, the film weakens considerably in its last section...This undeniable decrescendo of enthrallment tells us that The Escape is a fair drama that could have been better.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
8/10 87% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Anger, guilt, and anguish become inevitably present in a tumultuous, anarchic world that every true man should be ashamed of.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
9/10 97% The Rider (2018) There is an infinite sadness involving Zhao's The Rider but also an immeasurable humanity.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
6/10 54% The Bookshop (2018) The Bookshop is not devoid of plot disturbances but provides fair moments of gorgeous filmmaking and acceptable entertainment...Anyway, it was the courage of the good characters that made me enjoy this flawed drama film.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
8/10 100% Keep the Change (2018) Besides the good laughs, Keep The Change enchants with the authenticity, zaniness, and warm-heartedness that naturally emerge from the sympathetic characters.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
8/10 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Detailed observations are meticulously transposed to the screen through a fantastic Binoche, incredibly compelling in her performance, and the outstanding supporting cast.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
6/10 88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) While the direction was unexceptional, the credible performances elevated a film trying to justify the acts of its characters through a chain of emotional states that relate to trauma, loss, rancor, prejudice, and violence.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
6/10 85% The 12th Man (2018) Although competent in terms of storytelling, the most impressive aspect of the film was its visual impact, with some severe scenes causing discomfort. But it's also a jolt when we think that these occurrences actually happened.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
5/10 83% Doubtful (2018) Regardless of the respectable intentions, Elya missed the opportunity to do something bolder with a recurrent topic, treading the same paths that many other films did successfully.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
6/10 85% Disobedience (2018) Even if the romantic triangle didn't work so well, the first-class performances from McAdams and Weisz are good reasons to watch Disobedience.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Middleground (2018) Without achieving that desired emotional depth to elevate it above the acceptable or simply satisfying, Middleground runs whimsically loose and exploratory throughout, living essentially from the intensity of its mood.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
7/10 73% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) The sad transformation of Pauline develops plausibly with the character constantly oscillating before a proud vanity for being chosen and a blind discomfort for the reactions around her decision.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
7/10 93% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) Despite the conventional storytelling, there's a lot to like in Dupontel's best film to date. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
8/10 96% Menashe (2017) Weinstein's ability to notch up the dramatic side of the story without bringing manipulative tricks into play is praiseworthy. His work serves up a tart platter that gives you food for thought.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
6/10 87% Vazante (2018) Under the supervision of Linha de Passe co-director Daniela Thomas, this emotionally wrenching period drama is culturally and historically valuable.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
7/10 90% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Don't let the sluggish pace discourage you, and enjoy both the dark humor and the uncanny vibes of a tortuous Hungarian romance.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/10 29% Modern Life Is Rubbish (2018) This song [plays] wrong jarring chords.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
8/10 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Even eschewing plot excesses, Ramsay wouldn't be so successful without the arresting cinematography by Tom Townend, the brilliant score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and the unblemished editing by Joe Bini. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Those Who Are Fine (Dene wos guet geit) (2017) Drowned in passwords, codes, and missing film titles, Those Who Are Fine runs at slow speeds and only intermittently connects. It would have easily been a more stimulating short film than a feature.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
6/10 100% The Judge (2018) Even if a bit more of historical and cultural insight about Palestine would have favored the account, the film is very informative and optimistic. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
8/10 81% The Party (2018) As an exercise in mood, the efficiently edited Party serves as a showcase for the general powerful acting, yet, the film's heart is Clarkson with her mordant observations and sarcastic postures. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
7/10 92% Sieranevada (2016) I exulted with a generous number of disconcerting and delightful episodes where Puiu, employing his directorial competence to better capture the family's moves with sharpness and wittiness, attempts to satirize life in today's unstable Romania.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
7/10 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Standing on its own as a sympathetic cross-cultural drama, Oh Lucy! deserves an extra point for the ability to eke out unexpected laughs from the most painful scenarios‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
5/10 85% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Transpiring some genuine emotions, Heartstone feels somewhat flat in the execution and a bit stuck in its moves. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/10 91% Are We Not Cats (2018) Solidly directed by Xander Robin, Are We Not Cats is sly and sunless...As a piece of storytelling, it's a miscarriage with several unexplainable gaps, but in a visceral level, it has its impactful moments.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
6/10 86% Nocturama (2017) Although leaving the motivations of the characters to our imagination and fabricating a couple of strained situations that aim to be cool, Nocturama has acceptable moments of suspense and exhales estrangement all around.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
7/10 78% All the Money in the World (2017) All The Money in the World is both timely and timeless, depicting the greediness of our world, where, unfortunately, the money is idolized and considered of more importance than the human life itself.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
8/10 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The drama is filled with raw emotions and evinces an incredible honesty in terms of storytelling. The filmmaking style reflects, even more, the vivid three-dimensionality of the characters.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
5/10 90% I, Tonya (2018) Tonya's hardships were depicted with straightforwardness; however, the film's narrative was not so effective, perennially wobbling between the cheaply dramatic and the absurdly comic.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
8/10 98% Lucky (2017) With mortality as its thematic center, Lucky strangely feels like a light poem, eschewing sentimental baits but rather relying on the integrity of an encouraging story that also feels charming, positive, and hopeful.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/10 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) By dabbling in hazy mirror games and cheap, artificial glamour, Ozon squanders the chance of presenting something consistent, both thematic and genre-wise.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
92% Princess Cyd (2017) Showing a strong propensity for coming-of-age stories, Stephen Cone still couldn't match The Wise Kids, but this new effort is a valid example on how two completely different persons can positively mark the lives of each other forever.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
7/10 92% Thelma (2017) There's a scene of a party that is absolutely enthralling, and the scintillating Elie Harboe, delivering a standout performance, gives you another good reason to see this movie.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7/10 100% The Departure (2017) The Departure, sliding with a deliberate melancholy toward the painful reality that concludes its story, benefits from the competent editing by David Teague. Nonetheless, better the subject matter than the technical aspects.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) If last year's Cafe Society was fairly acceptable, Wonder Wheel is a bland exercise and a disappointing ode to Coney Island, New York.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/10 84% Wonder (2017) Stephen Chbosky's Wonder delivers a clear, positive message with the best of the intentions. I wish I could say there's nothing wrong with it, but the truth is that this tearful family drama grows too condescending after a promising start.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/10 71% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) Holland showed an embarrassing indecision about which direction to take, toggling between the activist drama, the faltering thriller, and the shabby comedy. She ends up compromising the story with a powerless, almost aleatory mix of the cited options.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
8/10 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Provocative, transgressive, and predominantly off-the-wall, The Killing of a Sacred Deer bites with cinematic decorum and also throbs with an opportune, startling score.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
6/10 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Baumbach set the dialogues with interesting lines and the pretentiousness of the artistic milieu is perfectly calibrated. Even without digging too much, it's easy for us to find humanity and even warm-heartedness among the family members‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
6/10 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) If you're looking for pitch-dark tales packed with wickedness, cruelty, and crime, this one can make your day.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
6/10 93% Our Time Will Come (2017) The evocative cinematography by Nelson Lik-wai Yu, habitual first choice of Jia Zhangke, is one of the film's highest pleasures.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
8/10 92% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) On the Beach at Night Alone brings some truths attached and is definitely worth exploring.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
7/10 92% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Competently shot, sometimes bluntly edited, Most Beautiful Island is an engrossing indie film that feels very New York. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
8/10 87% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) The lugubrious, dusky atmosphere encircling the story requires patience and nerve, but is also poised, touching, and mature.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017