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
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
1/5 The Plagiarists (2019) Filipe Freitas At least, [The Plagiarists] creators won't have to worry about being plagiarized. Who would want to copy something so uninspired and unattractive like this? EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 Skin (2018) Filipe Freitas The excellent performance from Bell bolsters a film that is always interesting and, on occasion, compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Filipe Freitas With all its ups and down, and definitely strained in terms of duration, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a worthy ride that never stumbles into vulgarity. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
4.5/5 The Souvenir (2019) Filipe Freitas Regardless the influences, she [Hogg] was able to create something bold and unique, demonstrating an outstanding directorial maturity. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 Rafiki (2018) Filipe Freitas The main interest here comes from the milieu and cultural background that supports the story. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
4/5 Tarde para morir joven (2018) Filipe Freitas Focusing on giving a sincere portrayal of adolescence, Too Late To Die Young professes a turbulent intimacy with controlled pace and assured narrative construction. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/5 The Wolf's Call (2019) Filipe Freitas Far from blowing my mind, The Wolf's Call does what it needs to do, and surprises, in some ways. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
3.5/5 Rosie (2018) Filipe Freitas Depicting 36 stressful hours in these people's lives, the film doesn't grant a resolution. However, it's a heartbreaking, accurate, well-acted ride... EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
2.5/5 The Mustang (2019) Filipe Freitas ... it not only lacks genuine emotional force in several scenes but also structural stability to fully succeed. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
1/5 Anna (2019) Filipe Freitas The sloppy, tone-deaf script rushes things out when not repeatedly jumping back and forth in time... a torturing experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Filipe Freitas With minor twists, The Last Black Man in San Francisco doesn't equal the relatable Blindspotting in vibrancy, but it should be seen for the urgency of its theme and tribute to friendship. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 Luz (2018) Filipe Freitas If only the director had found the time to dig a better ending and engender better sequences to mere plot points with potential... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 Los silencios (2018) Filipe Freitas The blend of gritty, sad realism, and otherworldly connection has proved substantial. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 The Emperor of Paris (L'Empereur de Paris) (2018) Filipe Freitas The tonally consistent handle of the script and Cassel's ardent performance make it moderately arresting and fairly watchable. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Filipe Freitas ... its course is predictable and slow, the deadpan humor only works intermittently, and its action scenes are dully bland. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 Never Look Away (2018) Filipe Freitas An epic post-war drama mounted with solid production values, melodramatic brush strokes, and archetypal storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
4/5 Ray & Liz (2018) Filipe Freitas The film represents a blasting match of stylish filmmaking and genuine writing material. It's a wonderful debut, despite all the discomfort one may feel watching it. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 The Burial of Kojo (2018) Filipe Freitas I loved the way the film was shot... Watching this human story unfold is an uncommonly moving experience that makes The Burial of Kojo a small yet potent African film. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
3.5/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Filipe Freitas Keanu Reeves embraces the title character with no smiles in a hectic performance at the physical level, but pretty relaxed in terms of lines. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
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