João Beleza Freire

João Beleza Freire

★★★★★ • All-time favorite.
★★★★☆ • Something special.
★★★☆☆ • Good, but forgettable.
★★☆☆☆ • A waste of time.
★☆☆☆☆ • Practically insulting.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Lady Bird
  • Parasite

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  • Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★★

  • Squid Game

    ★★★

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★★

    John Wick has been losing its way but this movie knows what it’s all about. A blur of a 90-minute punch in the face — just enough to put you in the hospital, not enough to kill you of overstimulation.

  • Stowaway

    Stowaway

    I learned that Toni Collette is australian in real life. Next: do solar storms actually look like that? This movie is great at making me want to check Wikipedia.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    A very cool sensorial experience, but emotionally shallow. It tries, but there’s too much time bullshit for character motivations and plot structure to survive. A movie made for endless YouTube explainers.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Wow. Whenever a filmmaker can find so much beauty and excitement in being deliberately mundane I sit up and pay attention.

    It’s slow. The smallest of details are just as carefully pondered as the grandiose gestures, all vividly blending together. The quiet moments compel the subjective experience of seeing rather than the objectivity of just looking, only to then make you question what you really saw. The mystery itself felt novel because it feeds off this slowness — instead of being built on plot twists or needless complexity, it’s challenging through imperfection by forcing you to see for yourself. Really great.