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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
9/10 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Rohrwacher's work is brilliant and very much recommended. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/10 87% Colette (2018) My suggestion is: save your ticket money and read Colette's biography instead.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
6/10 78% Apostle (2018) [Apostile] attempts to offer us a bit more than just action sequences with insanely kinetic physical clashes. Indeed, the film tells a super dark story.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
9/10 78% Dogman (2019) While the Italian cinema gives signs to come back to life, Dogman is a great choice if you're sick of showy crime trifles that arrive from Hollywood on a regular basis.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
5/10 65% The Little Stranger (2018) More inanimate than haunting, The Little Stranger is Abrahamson's least interesting feature.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
8/10 96% Zama (2018) 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.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
6/10 97% Thunder Road (2018) Pelted with tragicomic scenes, Thunder Road, an acceptably funny slice of drama, depicts anxious times by carrying a furious tone and bitter pathos. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
8/10 94% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Wrapped in deepest melancholy, Cold War has no idle or frivolous scenes since everything fits and flows under Pawlikowski's masterful direction.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/10 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The only reason to watch The Kindergarten Teacher is Ms. Gyllenhaal's performance, whose quality makes us resist until it's possible.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
9/10 98% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border can be tender and liberating, furious and disgusting, and even polemic in its vision of decaying humankind. In this case, and for its arresting visuals and compelling narrative, it's easy to conclude that this is no minor work.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
7/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A word of praise for the energetic performances by Washington and Driver and an awesome score by jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Divide (2018) For a small independent film addressing guilt and trauma within a family, The Divide manages to stand on its feet. Despite the predictable ending and a bashful posture, emotions are running and the hope of a happy future ultimately makes us enjoy [it].‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
7/10 76% A Gentle Creature (2017) A Gentle Creature is an arduous watch indeed and will leave you a certain nausea that takes a while to go away. However, its mysterious ways, bolstered with a bit of psychedelic surrealism, makes it notable.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
6/10 92% Mandy (2018) 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.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
7/10 95% 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 70% 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 85% 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 77% 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 86% 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 84% 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 95% 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 89% 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 80% 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 86% 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 89% 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 97% 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