Filipe Freitas

Filipe Freitas
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T-Meter Title | Year
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 88% 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 88% 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 74% 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 96% 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 72% 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 77% 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
3/5 100% 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
2.5/5 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) ... 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/5 70% Wobble Palace (2018) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 66% Peterloo (2019) ... 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 89% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) I felt this was the type of story that Truffaut would make look charmingly witty, whereas Chabrol would turn into a pseudo-thriller. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2.5/5 80% Photograph (2019) Even making us rise and shine with an impeccable smart conclusion, this wasn't enough to make Photograph a special love story. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
2.5/5 64% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) [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 - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Without the hypocrisy of its genre-related competitors, this is a refreshing teen movie that bounces with energy and tangy dialogue. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Ancient traditions, dreams, allegories, and premonitions in a stylized, hybrid tale of power, love, vendetta, and honor. This is powerful cinema. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
3.5/5 96% Little Woods (2019) 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. - Always Good Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
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 92% 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 86% 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 89% 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 92% 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