Filipe Freitas

Filipe Freitas
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 88% The Nest (2020) Can love beat vanity and power? - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2.5/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) With the father playing the child and the daughter playing the adult, the film fell short of my expectations in the end. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
3/5 89% Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) The non-elaborate scenarios and relaxed posture generate a likable indie flavor... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/5 100% His House (2020) ... social commentary goes hand-in-glove with spectral abomination here. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
3.5/5 99% Time (2020) A grievous love story with a light at the end of the tunnel. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
2/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) ... failing to live up to its potential... presented with bluntly dried tones and little imagination. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
3/5 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) ... often messy in its ludicrousness, but a trip worth taking... We never know what to expect next, and perverse laughter is inevitable. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Flowing at the right beat, Radha Blank's debut feature is made of honest words, genuine characters, irreverent humor, and raw emotions. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
2/5 64% Digging For Fire (2015) The frivolous blend of ludicrous mystery and tepid romance offered in Digging For Fire got me quickly bored. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2020
3.5/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Even tolerably wobbly in the structure, this film comes in a time where the words 'protest' and 'conspiracy' are most heard. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/5 81% Following (1999) The film, compellingly written and directed, manages to be provocative in an understated way... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3.5/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) ... extremely entertaining, regardless the messy way it was assembled. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/5 81% Tigertail (2020) ... the quiet debut feature of American writer/director/producer Alan Young, is rudimentary but honest. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
4/5 100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) Thoroughly engaging from start to finish, this is a fluid and confident effort centered on family and intricate relationships. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
3/5 96% A Taxi Driver (2017) Despite overlong and emotionally elaborate, Hun Jang's drama film has its moments and ensures amusement. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) ... the taciturn drama poignantly expresses the miserable work environment that many people experience but haven't the courage to denounce. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
2.5/5 40% Wasp Network (2019) ... tangles itself in a plot transferred to the screen with the shopworn conventions associated with the American cinema. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
4/5 88% The Social Dilemma (2020) A comprehensive and eye-opening documentary... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/5 89% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) Somewhat painful to watch in all its human suffering and ultimately redemption. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
2.5/5 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) ... at times, it's inevitable not to think: I'm thinking of terminating this movie session." - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
3.5/5 100% Alexandria : An Egyptian Story (1982) ... encapsulates some metaphoric scenes that implies both self-analysis and self-acceptance. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
3/5 87% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) ... gradually loses strength and focus as it moves forward. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
3/5 94% RBG (2018) It's sort of bland the way co-directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West conduct this presentation... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Kurutta ippêji (A Crazy Page)(A Page of Madness) (1926) Kinugasa's avant-garde/experimental horror reflection is... Simply feverish. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
4/5 100% Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) (1954) ... despite not crammed with sword battles, possesses a continuous, intense dramatic flair. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet The Fever and the Fret (2019) I suspect this dark, immersive, and disturbing exercise is just the beginning of a beautiful filmmaking career. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
3/5 92% The Garden Left Behind (2020) With a compelling narrative and a surprising, heartbreaking finale, The Garden Left Behind satisfies as a whole. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
2/5 59% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) The conclusion is more ludicrous than shocking. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
2/5 87% Come to Daddy (2020) ... comes with lots of traps and manipulation. And that was exactly how I felt while watching it - trapped in nonsense and manipulated by artificial maneuvers. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
4/5 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) It's a relentlessly grim tale of immigration, suffering, and loneliness that deserves to be contemplated. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
3.5/5 92% Clemency (2019) Balanced in tone and devastating in its conclusion, Clemency provides a refreshing alternative to the death-row-themed movies by addressing the problem from an uncommon angle. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/5 97% Queen of Hearts (2019) By focusing on a woman whose exploitative voluptuousness she coldly accepts, el-Toukhy provides us with a tough viewing, but not a superficial experience. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) As expected, the romance was not as wild as the action, and the lurid aesthetics never compensate the overstuffness of the plot. It's a visceral experience, nonetheless. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2.5/5 63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) ... the narrative descends into retro boredom and, instead of something gripping and intellectually capable, you'll find occasional sincerity but few emotion. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) The wit is mordantly dark and one just has to settle back and let this tremendous account do the rest. Expect to be knocked out by a devastatingly potent finale. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4.5/5 100% Bait (2019) Bait is a tenacious, chillingly blunt, and unsentimental examination of a current topic that is getting out of control... An unmissable avant-garde gem is here folks! - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
3/5 82% The Report (2019) Driver's lean and tight performance is what keeps the story minimally fueled, even when the movie stalls at its most frustrating passivity. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/5 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Mutating into a documentary-style approach, Ozon has a talented cast helping him stabilize the narrative disproportion whenever the film goes up and down in tone. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
4/5 87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) ... the cast delivers performances that are as raw, brave, and tough as the characters they play. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
2/5 88% Freaks (2019) It's a freak of a movie that grows busier than mysterious, and for this reason, will unlikely create a positive impact. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 92% Monos (2019) It's intriguing enough to worth a look, but in the end, not much of it sticks with us. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3.5/5 89% Socrates (2019) Although scripted with plenty of incident, Socrates presents a mediocre conclusion. However, that aspect doesn't undermine the severity and importance of the topics addressed. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
3.5/5 84% Just Mercy (2020) It can be utterly uncomfortable. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3.5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) One can't pretend that this Dolemite doesn't incorporate clichés, but we also can't deny it's an extremely entertaining exercise... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Hauser fuels this uneven account with an excellent performance. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
3.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) There are some plot distentions, but the film also piles up moments of true fascination... By the end, you'll feel as exhausted as the messenger. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
4/5 91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Beanpole, the third feature from young Russian director Kantemir Balagov, is cooked with a gut-wrenching Bergman-esque agitation. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
3.5/5 84% Waves (2019) Waves doesn't work in its entirety, but when it connects, it's powerful and uncomfortable. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 81% A Hidden Life (2019) Opting for a non-exploitative presentation, Malick gets it right in the end, but at the expense of a lot of patience from the viewers. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) This refreshingly smart take on Little Women reaches the dimensions of a new classic. It's undoubtedly one of the greatest movies of 2019. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020