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
2.5/5 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Filipe Freitas ... a make-believe that, at least, could have put an extra effort to be funnier. Rolling Thunder Revue doesn't break any ground and proves more unimaginative than impressionistic. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/5 Wobble Palace (2018) Filipe Freitas The plot is too flimsy and unconcerned, climaxing with a boring and despondent Halloween party where it's hard to distinguish between what is meant to be funny. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 Peterloo (2018) Filipe Freitas ... dialogues, speeches, and ideas repeat to the point of making the progression of the film a burden. This is the type of film where no one in the cast really stands out. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 Double Lives (2018) Filipe Freitas I felt this was the type of story that Truffaut would make look charmingly witty, whereas Chabrol would turn into a pseudo-thriller. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
3.5/5 Rocketman (2019) Filipe Freitas Pompous in the presentation, Rocketman is not perfect, but had enough nerve to show Elton John flying during a performance at London's The Troubadour. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/5 Photograph (2019) Filipe Freitas Even making us rise and shine with an impeccable smart conclusion, this wasn't enough to make Photograph a special love story. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2.5/5 Our Time (2018) Filipe Freitas [Reygadas] couldn't handle this bull by the horns, stretching the time into an absurd extent in order to tell a story that never showed plenitude of heart EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Booksmart (2019) Filipe Freitas Without the hypocrisy of its genre-related competitors, this is a refreshing teen movie that bounces with energy and tangy dialogue. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Filipe Freitas Who needs an American Gloria Bell when we had the wonderful Chilean Gloria? And I say this with all the respect Ms. Moore's work deserves. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 Pájaros de verano (2018) Filipe Freitas Ancient traditions, dreams, allegories, and premonitions in a stylized, hybrid tale of power, love, vendetta, and honor. This is powerful cinema. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
3.5/5 Little Woods (2018) Filipe Freitas DaCosta's personal vision brings out shades of Kelly Reichardt and Debra Granik and refuses to exclude the possibility of dreaming, which is a positive factor. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 Styx (2018) Filipe Freitas The ending didn't exceed expectations, but this was a piercingly realistic cinematic experience based on an outrageous true story. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 Grass (2018) Filipe Freitas [Sang-soo] still didn't run out of narrative possibilities within the breezy, light fluency that characterizes his filmmaking style. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 Sauvage (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
2.5/5 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Filipe Freitas [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. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3.5/5 Brother's Nest (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 Lemonade (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 A Vigilante (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/5 The Pigeon (Güvercin) (2018) Filipe Freitas I struggled to empathize and connect emotionally with the central character. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
4/5 High Life (2018) Filipe Freitas High Life is a mesmerizing, cerebral collision of uncontrolled human impulsivity and troubled survival. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
1.5/5 Glass (2019) Filipe Freitas Glass would need to be completely reconsidered, script-wise, and then redone from scratch. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
2.5/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Filipe Freitas If you're a fan of the heist genre, it doesn't hurt to give this a try. If not, skip it. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Filipe Freitas Executed with stylistic brio and acted accordingly, Us is a smart move that will keep you on the edge of your seats. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
3.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Filipe Freitas Shazam! is an unequivocally silly movie that happens to be ridiculously fun too. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/5 Her Smell (2018) Filipe Freitas Firstly mounted like a humorless bizarre circus and then transforming for the flimsy redemption of its protagonist, Her Smell lacks essentially a tuneful note... EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3.5/5 Se rokh (2018) Filipe Freitas [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? EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 Quién te cantará (2018) Filipe Freitas Laced with revelational yet laborious self-examinations, this is a sleep-inducing melodrama that never earns what it works so hard to accomplish. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 Girl (2018) Filipe Freitas What I found most interesting here was the father/daughter relationship, while the rest remains standardized and somewhat guessable. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 The Realm (El reino) (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
1.5/5 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Filipe Freitas Dragged Across Concrete is a tremendous misfire that even the most vehement fans of cop thrillers should have trouble to connect. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/5 Kler (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
2/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Filipe Freitas ... a crowd-pleasing comedy that feels as strenuously fraudulent as its topic. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
2.5/5 Pity (2018) Filipe Freitas Pity is morbid and ludicrous nonsense that grows tiresome... EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Custody (2017) Filipe Freitas Custody is heartbreaking, but never feels manipulative, thanks to the believable performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) Filipe Freitas The nature of the script demanded focus as well as a taut, responsive execution, something that Medem was unable to enforce. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 Ash Is Purest White (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
4/5 Capernaum (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/5 24 Frames (2017) Filipe Freitas Although 24 Frames is attractive to the eyes and senses, it requires patience since there are no characters or even a plot to follow. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
2/5 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Filipe Freitas ...a superfluous biopic and a tedious experience slightly elevated by Dafoe's acting efforts. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 Climax (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 Vice (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 Western (2017) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
4.5/5 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/5 Happy New Year (2017) Filipe Freitas Commanding a handheld camera, Wheatley orchestrated this comedy with delirium-free, improvised-like routines that bring it closer to the experimental genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
2/5 Twarz (2018) Filipe Freitas Mug is uninspired and forgettable. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años) (2018) Filipe Freitas Regardless of some familiar routines, the hostile atmosphere is depicted with rigor. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Filipe Freitas Heller's expeditious direction and consistent storytelling potentiate both the gravitas and the titillation of an amusing biopic. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 Arábia (2018) Filipe Freitas 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019