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Jared Mobarak

Jared Mobarak
Jared Mobarak's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 91% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) This country still facilitates the erasure of women. It still treats them like they're invisible. And that's why Recy's story is so important.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C 15% Psychopaths (2017) While the whole thing meanders with no destination, I'm going to hold my position in the middle because it looks fantastic.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) It's good a woman - an innovation/technology journalist-turned director - is the one to finally put everything (rumor and truth) together via a wealth of informative archival material and newly conducted interviews.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
B- 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) While we are ostensibly getting another rendition of A Christmas Carol after all, there's something about Dickens being the one awakened by his own story (that's awakened many others) that resonates more than you'll expect.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
C+ No Score Yet Remember Me (2017) It's a humorously tragic scenario that excels thanks to its performances.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
B 83% This Is Congo (2017) Captures a moment of time and an entire history simultaneously. To understand the hypocrisy involved, McCabe takes us back into the past to understand how things got so bad.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B- 20% Destined (2017) [Destined is] a film as much about showing audiences our similarities beneath nature/nurture as it is the guilt and regret we carry everyday.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Volpe's portrayal of this struggle is made better than most by how she translates the politics of their argument onto a relatable, human level.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B 100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Whether Luciana survives the night pales in comparison to whether she can gain power in the process by peering beneath the curtain of paradise's lie.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B 88% Long Time Running (2017) Maybe a documentary about The Hip's fandom will come in the future, but right now the story that matters most is the band's tragic yet empowering dissolution.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B- 67% Suck It Up (2017) Suck It Up isn't without odd choices, but its heart always being in the right place overcomes.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
C No Score Yet Sunset Park (2017) It's a tough sell to watch the carnage later on when we've been groomed to believe Gino is a compassionate soul who'd never let himself go that far.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
C- 54% Crash Pad (2017) The film normalizes what they do and hopes we laugh at it because they're "just being boys." Rather than tear down masculinity stereotypes, Crash Pad reinforces them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B+ 88% Angels Wear White (2017) Angels Wear White becomes a bottomless pit of despair consuming complex characters with nowhere to go [with] a glimmer of hope at the very end.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B No Score Yet Woman on Fire (2017) [Depicts] the process of a woman finding the courage to let her identity loose upon an occupation unversed in supporting female co-workers let alone trans women.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B- 100% Mermaids (2017) We're given access to support systems and stories via place of absolute safety and trust in the hopes they may inspire other lost souls searching for unconditional acceptance.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B- 82% Mayhem (2017) Much like The Raid co-opted a videogame-esque environment to clear levels along the heroes' journey upward to the top, Mayhem also embraces this caricatured escalation of chaos.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
D+ 80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) We watch the cruelty of adolescence and learn nothing.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B- 83% Never Here (2017) Thoman spins a suspense thriller with all its genre underpinnings.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B- 83% Marshall (2017) This is why the story is important: it shows us that books cannot be judged by their covers or past actions. When the evidence is presented, humanity still has the ability to overcome any prejudice.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
B+ 50% Kissing Candice (2017) If nothing else its sense of dread is palpable throughout, the lighting and score simultaneously beautiful and panic inducing. It's best when wholly experiential.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
B 100% I Am Another You (2017) There's a lot to be said about books and covers as well as the prisons we erect for ourselves despite being outside the ones society constructs around us.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- No Score Yet Of Sheep and Men (2017) The animals' hard heads become the main metaphor signifying the tenacious personas of the Algerian people themselves. They may be worn down, but they won't ever be broken.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B 83% Sheikh Jackson (2017) [Salama is] asking us to wonder when enough is enough and when wholesale submission to God becomes a detriment to the health of your soul.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B 100% Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) Albert places a cruel world onscreen despite its opulent finery. All this pettiness and vindictiveness occurs before [Resi's] eyes yet she sees nothing.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
C+ No Score Yet Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari (Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari) (2017) While there's honesty to everything with the performances and character trajectories never feeling false, it's tough to sustain the necessary attention to reach its end.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
C- No Score Yet Motorrad (2017) I never felt anything beyond excitement for the next death.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- 64% Chappaquiddick (2018) Whether a product of the script as written or of Curran's directorial decisions, the second half of Chappaquiddick plays like comedy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
C+ 44% Downrange (2017) [Downrange is] a low budget suspense horror focusing on the fears, anxieties, and impatience of a few twenty-somethings stuck in a desperate situation.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B+ 60% The Crescent (2017) It's an art film at its core, one that's unafraid to alienate audiences in order to portray what it must via unorthodox ways.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B- 55% Elizabeth Blue (2017) Because Sabella experienced what his character goes through, nothing comes across as mere Hollywood cliché. The tragic events portrayed regrettably happen every day.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
D+ 75% Kodachrome (2017) This notion that daddy dying will melt the coldest of son's hearts is lazy at best, patronizing at worst.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
B+ 92% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience's journey is one of authentic emotional honesty excelling in instances of insecurity and fear.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
B 56% Red Trees (2017) Willer's essay film is obviously a cathartic experience, her documenting a family history that transcends the personal towards the universal.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Disappearance (Verdwijnen) (2017) Koole and Laarman have drawn an authentic look at broken families and their ability to simultaneously be separated by a huge chasm and closer than ever before.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B 50% A Worthy Companion (2017) A Worthy Companion seeks to get to the heart of how these tortured souls must impossibly reconcile love, hate, jealousy, and rage at once.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B+ 92% The Breadwinner (2017) The Breadwinner thus becomes an empowering story of heroism under duress.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B- No Score Yet Black Kite (2017) It's a bittersweet tale of perseverance against adversity, of war without ever showing a single gunshot.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
C 40% You Disappear (Du forsvinder) (2017) This could have been an intriguing look at cause and effect with an ill man's intent on trial, but it ultimately becomes another demeaning representation of women.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
C+ 100% Porcupine Lake (2017) Bea's trajectory is resonant and relatable, a worthy entry to a coming-of-age genre too often centered upon boys. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B- No Score Yet Cocaine Prison (2017) [We] relate with Hernan and Mario's struggles beyond the faceless notion of crime to understand the people who suffer most are those manipulated by power, wealth, and fear.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B 83% Gutland (2017) Bad men become redeemable as good people prove to be monsters. And before it's over we're left to wonder if two wrongs do make a right.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B 100% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017) Tyrnauer captures this figure with empathy, humor, and as much fascination as we too possess watching.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B- 31% The Current War (2017) Despite investing so much time in unnecessary biopic exposition, the whole is an exciting and informative history lesson. We learn electricity was always bigger than two men.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
A- 86% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) The intensity is too much to bear in the best possible way. Legrand knows exactly where to position his characters and what's necessary to break them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 70% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2017) To watch Mozhdah endure so much pain and suffering is to see how easily faith and God can be warped to fit a flawed humanity's sense of pride.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 100% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017) Drama is born from family stubbornness and regret, lost friendships ravaged by the horrors time introduced, and of course redemption.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B- 100% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) At the end of the day a horror film is successful if it can make your heart pound out of your chest. And for most of Verónica, Plaza and Navarro do exactly that.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
C 43% The Lodgers (2017) The Lodgers reveals itself to be a beautiful gothic horror with a captivating truth mishandled in a desire to surprise more than resonate.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 40% Beyond Words (2017) Beyond Words proves a nuanced drama about what it means to exist in a world that finds itself so connected and yet further apart than ever before.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017