Filipe Freitas

Filipe Freitas
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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
2.5/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Toggling between self-commiseration and looking forward attitude, this dramedy turned nonsensical adventure fills each frame with an unconvincing euphoric reassurance. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/5 90% Burning Cane (2019) Led by note-perfect performances, Burning Cane presents two distinct halves with totally different weights. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/5 73% The Traitor (2020) The Traitor exclusively portrays men of brute insipidity, only partially digging the dark depths of mafia crime. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
2.5/5 90% Luce (2019) ... almost made me indifferent to the topics in question, as well as unfulfilled. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
5/10 41% The Laundromat (2019) Even with the best of the intentions in mind, Soderbergh couldn't avoid a mess. The Laundromat splashes about a sea of silliness and artifice. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
70% The King (2019) In truth, the 140 minutes never seemed extended to me, since Michod avoids wasting time with plot trivialities and goes straight to the point... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/5 94% The Dead Center (2019) Mediocrely entertaining and repetitive in the procedures, The Dead Center lacks guts and never coheres into something special. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) It's a very rewarding film assembled with a disarming touch of brilliance. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 90% The Third Wife (2019) Mayfield didn't thrill me with her methods of bringing out emotion and intimacy, but revealed a huge capacity to embrace aesthetic filmmaking. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Eggers assembles a legitimate, weirdly fascinating pitch-dark horror picture that spirals beyond human comprehension. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
2.5/5 83% Judy (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
4/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) This wildly improbable yet utterly engrossing tale packed with political connotations is very much recommended. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3.5/5 96% Firecrackers (2019) Formidable performances from the young actresses. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is only modestly engaging, benefitting from the finely crafted visuals but failing to achieve dramatic grandeur. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4.5/5 69% Joker (2019) Digging deep into his role, Phoenix was the secret weapon required to make us understand the human pain behind Joker's wickedness. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
7/10 92% Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) ...a simmering, low-key approach delineated with a mix of tension and languidness that works incredibly well... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Sadly, none of the performances stood out, with Wu being the biggest disappointment. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3.5/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) Apart from the ludicrous consequences of a violated pact with Satan, this wickedly bold absurdity offers some memorable lines and scenes. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 97% American Factory (2019) Despite a slightly gradual decay as it progresses, the film is compelling and provocative, shedding light on the impacts of an abusive foreign investment. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 83% Midsommar (2019) What Midsommar lacks in originality, it more than makes up for with offbeat moments adorned with gut-wrenching eccentricities. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 95% In Fabric (2019) Glamorously surreal, darkly funny, and avidly maniacal, this effort is uplifted by a turbulent and surprising finale. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 93% Mine 9 (2019) The simple storyline and real-life backdrop were fundamental to success, in a drama equal parts tragedy and compassion. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
1.5/5 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
2/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Inspiring? Not to me. Lamentably, this bland exercise, cooked with euphoric floridness, never goes deeper than the surface. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) While flirting with some disturbing political truths, the film sometimes mistakes fatuity for freshness. If anything, it works as a showcase for the actors. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/5 80% Light of My life (2019) ... there's nothing new here to be remembered. Sadly, the promise of a thrilling story fades along the way. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Bolstered with Gottsagen's natural sweetness, and advancing with a favorable propulsive élan, The Peanut Butter Falcon mixes cliched narrative with feel-good energy. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
1/5 74% The Plagiarists (2019) 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? - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 78% Skin (2019) The excellent performance from Bell bolsters a film that is always interesting and, on occasion, compelling. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4.5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) Regardless the influences, she [Hogg] was able to create something bold and unique, demonstrating an outstanding directorial maturity. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 94% Rafiki (2019) The main interest here comes from the milieu and cultural background that supports the story. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) Focusing on giving a sincere portrayal of adolescence, Too Late To Die Young professes a turbulent intimacy with controlled pace and assured narrative construction. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/5 91% The Wolf's Call (Le chant du loup) (2019) Far from blowing my mind, The Wolf's Call does what it needs to do, and surprises, in some ways. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3.5/5 97% Rosie (2019) 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... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
2.5/5 94% The Mustang (2019) ... it not only lacks genuine emotional force in several scenes but also structural stability to fully succeed. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
1/5 36% Anna (2019) The sloppy, tone-deaf script rushes things out when not repeatedly jumping back and forth in time... a torturing experience. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 85% Luz (2019) If only the director had found the time to dig a better ending and engender better sequences to mere plot points with potential... - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/5 78% Los silencios (2018) The blend of gritty, sad realism, and otherworldly connection has proved substantial. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 67% The Emperor of Paris (L'Empereur de Paris) (2018) The tonally consistent handle of the script and Cassel's ardent performance make it moderately arresting and fairly watchable. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) ... its course is predictable and slow, the deadpan humor only works intermittently, and its action scenes are dully bland. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) An epic post-war drama mounted with solid production values, melodramatic brush strokes, and archetypal storytelling. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
4/5 95% Ray & Liz (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 100% The Burial of Kojo (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Keanu Reeves embraces the title character with no smiles in a hectic performance at the physical level, but pretty relaxed in terms of lines. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019