Always Good Movies

Always Good Movies is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Filipe Freitas
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Waves (2019) Filipe Freitas Waves doesn't work in its entirety, but when it connects, it's powerful and uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
4.5/5 Little Women (2019) Filipe Freitas This refreshingly smart take on Little Women reaches the dimensions of a new classic. It's undoubtedly one of the greatest movies of 2019. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Filipe Freitas One Cut of the Dead is progressively enjoyable and it works, in part, because it doesn't. After all, the whole movie is built on failure. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
4/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Filipe Freitas I don't remember the last time I was pulled into a quiet film this arrestingly. Hence, this is one of those cinematic treats to be remembered, not regretted. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
2/5 A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Filipe Freitas The immature A Rainy in New York drags with boring developments that only make the film look duller and duller. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 Atlantics (2019) Filipe Freitas With tranquil assertiveness, Ms. Diop sets a haunting, feverish atmosphere to immerse us in a story of life and death. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Filipe Freitas ... an entertaining tale, deeply unnerving in concept and featuring a few decent chills. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Filipe Freitas The confessions are the most powerful moments of the film, the trust is unbreakable, and I like to think that a divine hand was involved in this succession... EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
3.5/5 Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Filipe Freitas Whether this is your cup of tea or not, one must admire DeLeeuw for the mystic-induced creativity and Mortimer for the capably execution. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Filipe Freitas Very few recent films can boast this intensity, humor, and unpredictability. And the Safdies attained glory. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
3/5 Knives Out (2019) Filipe Freitas Everything is familiar yet everything is amusing in Rian Johnson's composed puzzle. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
2/5 The Good Liar (2019) Filipe Freitas Playing like a stage farce, this is one of those films where even the cast loses faith in a better outcome. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
4/5 Varda by Agnès (2019) Filipe Freitas If you're already a fan, you'll have guaranteed good time; if not, this might impel you to start digging Varda's world. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 Bacurau (2019) Filipe Freitas ... a wildly entertaining and psychedelic Western crammed with snappy dialogue, permanent tension, and often brash, brutal situations. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
2.5/5 Dark Waters (2019) Filipe Freitas Mark Ruffalo brings the persistent attorney into being, but his performance, along with the rest of the cast, is colorless. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Filipe Freitas ...perhaps too ambitious in its aims, sermonizing more than harmonizing. It's worth seeing for the positive messages and Hanks' notable performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Filipe Freitas We hadn't seen an Almodovar so lucid and passionate for so long... Pain and Glory is affectionately crafted with courage and intimacy EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
4.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Filipe Freitas Scorsese and this mind-blowing cast are all about perfection. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
4.5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Filipe Freitas The film fulfilled my expectations and the audiences certainly won't forget how heartbreaking a separation can be. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
3.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Filipe Freitas Already stamped as one of the toughest movies of the year to watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Filipe Freitas ... the film has its adrenaline-rushing moments, focusing firmly on the personalities of the ones involved. Yet, on the other hand, I found the car racing scenes way too repetitive. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Filipe Freitas Nutty and mischievous, but also sweet and enchanting, Jojo Rabbit is pure fun and entertainment from minute one, which is clearly the only goal of the filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
2.5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Filipe Freitas Toggling between self-commiseration and looking forward attitude, this dramedy turned nonsensical adventure fills each frame with an unconvincing euphoric reassurance. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/5 Burning Cane (2019) Filipe Freitas Led by note-perfect performances, Burning Cane presents two distinct halves with totally different weights. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/5 The Traitor (2019) Filipe Freitas The Traitor exclusively portrays men of brute insipidity, only partially digging the dark depths of mafia crime. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
2.5/5 Luce (2019) Filipe Freitas ... almost made me indifferent to the topics in question, as well as unfulfilled. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
2.5/5 The Dead Center (2018) Filipe Freitas Mediocrely entertaining and repetitive in the procedures, The Dead Center lacks guts and never coheres into something special. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/5 The Laundromat (2019) Filipe Freitas Even with the best of the intentions in mind, Soderbergh didn't avoid a mess, plunging The Laundromat into a sea of silliness and artifice. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Filipe Freitas It's a very rewarding film assembled with a disarming touch of brilliance. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 The Third Wife (2018) Filipe Freitas Mayfield didn't thrill me with her methods of bringing out emotion and intimacy, but revealed a huge capacity to embrace aesthetic filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Filipe Freitas Eggers assembles a legitimate, weirdly fascinating pitch-dark horror picture that spirals beyond human comprehension. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
2.5/5 Judy (2019) Filipe Freitas Typical biopic procedures are found in a film that, just like its main character, is emotionally wobbly. Zellweger is the one who saves the film from the most terrible defeat. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
4/5 Woman at War (2018) Filipe Freitas This wildly improbable yet utterly engrossing tale packed with political connotations is very much recommended. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
3.5/5 Firecrackers (2018) Filipe Freitas Formidable performances from the young actresses. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 Ad Astra (2019) Filipe Freitas Ad Astra is only modestly engaging, benefitting from the finely crafted visuals but failing to achieve dramatic grandeur. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Filipe Freitas Digging deep into his role, Phoenix was the secret weapon required to make us understand the human pain behind Joker's wickedness. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/5 Hustlers (2019) Filipe Freitas Sadly, none of the performances stood out, with Wu being the biggest disappointment. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
3.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Filipe Freitas Apart from the ludicrous consequences of a violated pact with Satan, this wickedly bold absurdity offers some memorable lines and scenes. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 American Factory (2019) Filipe Freitas Despite a slightly gradual decay as it progresses, the film is compelling and provocative, shedding light on the impacts of an abusive foreign investment. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Midsommar (2019) Filipe Freitas What Midsommar lacks in originality, it more than makes up for with offbeat moments adorned with gut-wrenching eccentricities. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 In Fabric (2018) Filipe Freitas Glamorously surreal, darkly funny, and avidly maniacal, this effort is uplifted by a turbulent and surprising finale. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 Mine 9 (2019) Filipe Freitas The simple storyline and real-life backdrop were fundamental to success, in a drama equal parts tragedy and compassion. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
1.5/5 Lords of Chaos (2018) Filipe Freitas There's absolutely nothing interesting in the life of these satanic church burners... which can be summarized as a mix of chaos, prepotency, and idiocy. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
2/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Filipe Freitas Inspiring? Not to me. Lamentably, this bland exercise, cooked with euphoric floridness, never goes deeper than the surface. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Filipe Freitas While flirting with some disturbing political truths, the film sometimes mistakes fatuity for freshness. If anything, it works as a showcase for the actors. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
4.5/5 Parasite (2019) Filipe Freitas Parasite offers a lot of wicked pleasures, providing you with a delightfully insane cinematic experience. This is pretty strong filmmaking admittedly and one of the best films of the year in its genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.5/5 Wild Rose (2018) Filipe Freitas The combination of rough edges and polished surfaces rarely produced satisfactory results here. This strategical tonal contrast leaned on the formulaic and ended up as a crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/5 Light of My Life (2019) Filipe Freitas ... there's nothing new here to be remembered. Sadly, the promise of a thrilling story fades along the way. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Filipe Freitas Bolstered with Gottsagen's natural sweetness, and advancing with a favorable propulsive élan, The Peanut Butter Falcon mixes cliched narrative with feel-good energy. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019