Filipe Freitas

Filipe Freitas
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 94% Styx (2019) The ending didn't exceed expectations, but this was a piercingly realistic cinematic experience based on an outrageous true story. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 95% Grass (2019) [Sang-soo] still didn't run out of narrative possibilities within the breezy, light fluency that characterizes his filmmaking style. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 89% Sauvage / Wild (2019) At once unpolished and corrosive, Sauvage/Wild is immersed in a grim reality... forces us to reflect on behaviors and choices, and ultimately fear, emptiness, and loneliness. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
2.5/5 85% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) [Ejiofor] seemed more concerned in touching our hearts with immoderate melodrama than providing an absorbing narrative depleted of that upsetting tonal familiarity that is commonly associated with emotional true stories. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
3.5/5 92% Brothers' Nest (2018) Boasting a fantastic score by Richard Pleasance and his Pleasantville band, the film takes some time to build up, but the writing is effective, pointing out to a tough, unrelenting, and intense final part. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 78% Lemonade (2018) It's a well-acted, if too polished, exercise tinged with sadness and hope alike. Still, the valid ideas had a considerable margin for improvement. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 87% A Vigilante (2019) The director cooks it slow and steady, balancing the tension throughout. Yet, she never provides that spine-chilling effect one constantly seeks in a film of this nature. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Pigeon (Güvercin) (2018) I struggled to empathize and connect emotionally with the central character. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
4/5 83% High Life (2019) High Life is a mesmerizing, cerebral collision of uncontrolled human impulsivity and troubled survival. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
1.5/5 38% Glass (2019) Glass would need to be completely reconsidered, script-wise, and then redone from scratch. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
2.5/5 71% Triple Frontier (2019) If you're a fan of the heist genre, it doesn't hurt to give this a try. If not, skip it. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
4/5 94% Us (2019) Executed with stylistic brio and acted accordingly, Us is a smart move that will keep you on the edge of your seats. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is an unequivocally silly movie that happens to be ridiculously fun too. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/5 85% Her Smell (2019) Firstly mounted like a humorless bizarre circus and then transforming for the flimsy redemption of its protagonist, Her Smell lacks essentially a tuneful note... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
3.5/5 98% 3 Faces (2019) [Panahi] inflicts a decent low-key treatment in a peculiar road movie marked by slightly intriguing moments. Who told you this wasn't the truth? - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 82% Quién te cantará (2018) Laced with revelational yet laborious self-examinations, this is a sleep-inducing melodrama that never earns what it works so hard to accomplish. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 84% Girl (2018) What I found most interesting here was the father/daughter relationship, while the rest remains standardized and somewhat guessable. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 91% The Realm (El reino) (2018) The Realm doesn't cover new ground in the shadier tactics of politicians, but is ingeniously acted and well-meaning in its efforts to denounce their outrageous behaviors, impudent attitude, and obsession for power. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
1.5/5 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Dragged Across Concrete is a tremendous misfire that even the most vehement fans of cop thrillers should have trouble to connect. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
6/10 89% Museum (Museo) (2018) It is only occasionally that its mild tones go beyond the expected, yet even so, it stands as a low-key fun overall with some refreshing takes on the genre. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
8/10 95% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) Economic struggle, crime, intimidation in a variety of forms, and, above all, the lack of affection and joie de vivre, are factors strongly influencing the course of the story. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 92% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) I take my hat off to him [Bi Gan] in terms of filmmaking, yet the experience would have been better if the script had a less blurred nitty-gritty and more bite. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Kler (2018) Although far from outstanding in its execution, the film served to re-initiate inflamed yet necessary debates about well-known abuses in the Catholic Church worldwide. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
2/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) ... a crowd-pleasing comedy that feels as strenuously fraudulent as its topic. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2.5/5 72% Pity (2018) Pity is morbid and ludicrous nonsense that grows tiresome... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Custody is heartbreaking, but never feels manipulative, thanks to the believable performances. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 55% The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) The nature of the script demanded focus as well as a taut, responsive execution, something that Medem was unable to enforce. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 98% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Preserving a detailed, intimate, and observant style, so reminiscent of Hou Hsiao Hsien, Zhangke provides us a culturally intense, consistently-told story with a noir sense of punishment, bitterness, and disillusion. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
4/5 89% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Simultaneously sensitive and straightforward in her directorial methods, Labaki articulates the moral complexities of the subject matter with an equal share of fascination and depression. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 83% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Even if [Wenders] direction feels more competent than brilliant, he deserves credit for making sure the film progresses with no topic redundancy or unnecessary delays. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/5 92% 24 Frames (2018) Although 24 Frames is attractive to the eyes and senses, it requires patience since there are no characters or even a plot to follow. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
2/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) ...a superfluous biopic and a tedious experience slightly elevated by Dafoe's acting efforts. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 71% Climax (2019) Climax requires patience, a resistant stomach, an all-embracing sense of humor to deal with the nonsense, and lots of tolerance toward its intellectual emptiness. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 67% Vice (2018) It doesn't always succeed and the scenes lack the heebie-jeebies that make political dramas triumph... mixed feelings arise whenever it comes to my mind. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 96% Western (2018) Neumann does an impressive work here, embracing his first role with natural ease and assuming great part of the responsibility in making of the tale a grounded and sincere experience. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) This near masterpiece made me think for long periods of time, meaning that its message and purpose were conveyed with a glorious sense of accomplishment. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/5 89% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Commanding a handheld camera, Wheatley orchestrated this comedy with delirium-free, improvised-like routines that bring it closer to the experimental genre. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
2/5 69% Mug (Twarz) (2018) Mug is uninspired and forgettable. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
8/10 94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) The film's narrative arc demands attentiveness. It's dense and talky, with a lot to absorb and almost no time to reflect. The deep meaning of the words blended with the pure, hyper-realistic filmmaking style of Ceylan, makes it a very rich experience. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 86% A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años) (2018) Regardless of some familiar routines, the hostile atmosphere is depicted with rigor. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Heller's expeditious direction and consistent storytelling potentiate both the gravitas and the titillation of an amusing biopic. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 93% Araby (Arábia) (2018) Even with all its flaws, you will be moved by its humanity, but don't be surprised if a deep feeling of solitude invades your spirit. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
1.5/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is mediocre at its best, presenting very little substance and lacking interesting character development. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Jenkins exerted the expected sensitivity for each scene, yet some of them worked better than others. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 78% Green Book (2018) Green Book is impregnated with funny moments, conveying assertive energy that occasionally resembles the classics. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
7/10 92% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Heavy Trip is an absurdist, powerhouse folly, which feels spunky enough to honor the musical genre and comes filled with deadpan hilarity to please comedy addicts. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
7/10 91% La familia (2018) The young Reyes stands out, and the production values are strong, with a well-deserved special mention for the cinematography of Luis Armando Arteaga. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2.5/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A closer look reveals dissonance in this orchestration. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
3.5/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) Balancing the low-key tones that involve the story with the ever-present inner tension of the main character, Martinessi aims at Paraguayan society. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 96% Transit (2019) Don't expect many thrills... the director is more interested in offering a wide tonal palette of emotional reflections than really shocking us directly through the images. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019