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Jared Mobarak

Jared Mobarak
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Don't expect happy endings because the best you'll get is bittersweet. This renders everything that much more authentic, though.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
7/10 96% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give isn't therefore supplying answers as much as presenting the questions in their true-to-life situations for us to confront.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Searching for Fortune (2017) It's a low budget production with obvious limitations, but Smolensky and Matarrese do the best with what they have. They take care to show who Mike is in comparison to those around him because that person is crucial whether or not he sees it.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B 88% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) By letting the cast improvise their reactions through the lens of their experiences, Esparza finds truth instead. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/10 53% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) If The Greasy Strangler earned the cult following it found, this could too considering its recognizable cast and lack of vomit-inducing viscera makes it more accessible.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
6/10 86% Colette (2018) Thankfully Knightley and West are so good that [we enjoy] their characterizations enough to forgive the shortcomings of the rather superficial progressions they follow.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
5/10 26% Unforgettable (2017) [Making Julia cheesier] would have ruined the one thing Unforgettable has going for it, but it also would have made [her actions] seem less impossible by comparison.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
9/10 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Graduation quickly becomes a commencement not for the student heading to college, but the father who's devoted his life to ensuring it happens.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
9/10 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Terence Davies delivers a portrait of tone, emotion, and personality. He provides the artist above the art.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) While this re-envisioning of Camelot should be applauded for trying something new, its desire to crib off so many other iconic aesthetics [makes it more] generic than unique.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/10 46% Everything, Everything (2017) Not only does it not earn the additional drama [its] reveal hopes to conjure, it renders the love story-the literal emotional backbone of the work-into afterthought.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 80% Chuck (2017) There are lessons to be learned and we do so with [Chuck] while enjoying the chaos for laughs.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 93% Wonder Woman (2017) It merges the best parts of Thor and Captain America into an origin story possessed with increased character complexities despite its generic plot.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/10 15% The Mummy (2017) Who doesn't want to watch another redundantly bland, would-be hero made from an irredeemable man who inexplicably is redeemed?‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/10 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) The plot unfolds so matter-of-factly that we have nothing to do but poke holes.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Fact: Transformers: The Last Knight is its franchise's most entertaining entry. Unfortunately there's still a lot to dislike.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) It [message] complements [its] absurdity perfectly within this consistently charming, welcomingly spare, and infectiously funny franchise.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The MCU's most family-friendly installment.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The end result isn't quite as effective as Dawn before it, but War delivers the emotional heft to bring the trilogy full circle. Can we give Serkis an Oscar nomination yet?‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
10/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) He's crafted a film that embraces its indifference to convention to express an abstract with resonate power and understanding.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Leitch uses every tool at his disposal (actors included) to conjure a spectacle with just enough substance to succeed beyond its stellar surface.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) I'll say flat-out that The Dark Tower is not the film fans of King's magnum opus deserve-it's merely the one this Hollywood can supply.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Director David F. Sandberg's ability to hew closer to Wan's quieter psychological terror for a consistency of tone puts this franchise back on-track.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 92% Logan Lucky (2017) The formula succeeds because the final product is an entertaining ride as similar to [the Ocean's trilogy's] concept as it is dissimilar in environment.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/10 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) A run-of-the-mill stalker narrative too timid to say anything at all.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) The result is a charming coming-of-age tale with an authenticity its premise may not appear to hold at first.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 85% It (2017) It's rare these days for a cast of unknowns to deliver as an authentic, natural ensemble, but these kids do.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) It's style over substance, but the ratio still works.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B- 87% Tumbbad (2018) Barve and Prasad are able to inject their distinctive culture with routine tropes that lend a visceral familiarity to folklore completely foreign to international audiences. It allows its new terrors and monsters the potential to be seen as more...‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 97% Columbus (2017) Both Cho and Richardson are unforgettable with an easy chemistry that starts in guarded awkwardness before thawing to reveal warmth only an empathetic stranger could provide.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/10 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Instead of saving the world, Kingsman 2 is about the personal happiness of characters we barely recognize anymore let alone like enough to see happy.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) We watch [King's] evolution from hero on the court to international icon breaking barriers off it. [And] on those terms Battle of the Sexes is a resounding success.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/10 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) A paperback love story wherein hunger and frostbite prove no match for horny pretty people using heightened psychological attachment to justify physically amorous relations.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 64% The Foreigner (2017) One [man is] perpetually on offense, the other defense, and both are beholden to a tale just smart enough to be worth our time.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 87% Only the Brave (2017) Moments when those personality shortcomings rise to the surface are the most powerful because they expose the psychological challenges of living inside and outside this job.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
9/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) [These children] don't quite comprehend their parents' struggle or the life of excess and entertainment down the road. They simply find the joy and fun in what they have.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
6/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Audiences [will] get caught up in the laughter and absurdity, enjoying the ride without realizing how little is happening. Three years ago, I probably would have too.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/10 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The whole feels like a short story bloated out of control, a desire to create something beautiful in its intensity damaging the coherency and potency of what's portrayed.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/10 41% Justice League (2017) This isn't a culmination. It's a fortuitously convenient rendezvous promising more interesting plots to come.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
10/10 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh draws the authentic, angry response our world creates every minute of every day. He provides a damning treatise on twenty-first century rhetoric spewed in blood.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 84% Loving Vincent (2017) It's like the air itself surges around each character, the surrealism of surfaces in stark contrast with the real world movements performed.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) [Franco's] created a movie that craves the reaction Wiseau never wanted but received anyway.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) I can only wonder what The Last Jedi might have been with Finn and Poe taking a backseat. Because there is a great film within what's ultimately a good one.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
9/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water shows us that it's never too late to be understood or seen. Look beyond surfaces and see with your heart.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Its juxtaposition of adolescent hang-ups and adult physicality renders this seemingly unwanted sequel into a superior installment within the franchise's high concept conceit.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 82% Molly's Game (2018) I could have done without the shoehorned therapy session with Dad at the end, but one unnecessary scene within two-plus hours is a commendable ratio.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
6/10 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) That's not to say the whole isn't still extremely entertaining with their wealth of humor and priceless anecdotes. It simply never quite delivers what it appears to sell.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
9/10 66% Wonderstruck (2017) The film forces us to tap into communicative avenues we often neglect, freeing our minds from the cacophony of excess.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
6/10 84% The Square (2017) Östlund asking [his social questions] seeks inciting a reaction and yet my experience watching The Square was one of indifference instead.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
10/10 97% Mudbound (2017) It's an American epic about two families in just a decade's time and yet it tells the story of a nation divided by hate and suffering.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018