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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
B 75% The Ranger (2018) Wexler and Furino haven't crafted a new iteration of the "final girl" trope - they've turned it on its head.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
B- 87% Cam (2018) This film is about salvaging her identity in the face of destruction. It's about the pitfalls of an occupation vilified by a world embarrassed with its own cravings. Brewer plays it beautifully too, her tenacity and self-pride never wavering.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
C 73% BuyBust (2018) Some of the sequences are crazy in construction, but few make good on their promise of showing more than easy blocks and arm-twisting flips.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
B- 45% Elizabeth Harvest (2018) Gutierrez does well to share just enough information so that each subsequent revelation can reframe everything before it. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
A- 100% Night Comes On (2018) The whole hinges upon Fishback's performance and she assuredly carries it upon her shoulders.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
C+ 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This is next-level potty humor with poop jokes coming so often that it's humanly impossible to continue rolling your eyes throughout.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
B- 75% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) Dominique Rocher's vision of this horror scenario feels so refreshing.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
C+ 48% Skyscraper (2018) No matter how hokey or neatly cyclical things get, Dwayne Johnson excels.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
B+ 82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) The filmmakers craft a darkly absurd comedy of errors out of authentically dramatic scenarios. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
C+ 52% The First Purge (2018) This is the logical progression now that we know everything we do about the future. Rather than show what can happen, the series must portray what is happening.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
A- 71% Cardinals (2017) Despite palpable weight exposing dark horror more atrocious than the known tragedy connecting [them], the characters' ability to make us laugh confirms their authenticity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B 76% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) The film becomes a journey of trials and tribulations with as much inspirational grace as crippling resentment. For every kindness comes an explosion of rage or embarrassment.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
B- 67% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) Nothing occurs merely for the punch line - not even the punch lines. The Spectacular Year of Men embraces [the] notion that no one is perfect.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
B+ 94% Beast (2018) Pearce tells his story of a serial killer through the peripheral what-ifs of a couple as believably uninvolved in the carnage as its possible creators.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
C 40% The Last Witness (2018) [Szkopiak's] familial connection to the tragedy should render it personal yet it never transcends [its lead's] narrative journey to project its inherent horror's raw emotions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Goodland (2018) The result is a tense thriller with noir undertones revealing a more complex web than we ever could predict.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
C+ 53% Book Club (2018) Book Club will obviously delight its target audience, but its authenticity should also entertain their children and open eyes to the fact that their parents aren't dead yet.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
B- 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Maybe not as [good as the first] since the element of shock and awe can't be put back into its bottle, but anyone who enjoyed [his origin tale] should have as much fun.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
C+ 38% Curvature (2018) A bit too pandering at times when things that read visually and emotionally are also explained verbally, but I don't think these moments ruin the over-arching narrative.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
C 45% Measure of a Man (2018) [Spotlights] its lead by letting everyone serve his adolescent awakening [while trying to also] provide depth to characters specifically drawn as those pawns serving him.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B+ 60% Coldwater (2014) It's a cat and mouse game with government officials threatening sanctions that never evolve into anything tangible as the boys discover their fate rests in their own hands with a nightmarish Lord of Flies-esque climax.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
C+ 92% Revenge (2018) If Fargeat can sustain the purposeful visual and narrative complexity of [this film's] two bookends throughout her next, watch out.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
B+ 86% Tully (2018) Equally raw, funny, and resonant.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
B- No Score Yet The Longest Game (2014) What could've been a straightforward document of adorable old men living their twilight years becomes a mirror onto how small the world proves when ego doesn't deny discovery.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
B- 86% And Then I Go (2018) It isn't sympathy that Grashaw seeks. The film is merely presenting its central character with honesty and authenticity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
C+ No Score Yet All These Small Moments (2018) Authenticity of character is All These Small Moments' strongest suit because each proves honest whether or not their inclusion in the larger story does.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
B- 89% Itzhak (2018) Watching [Itzhak Perlman] onscreen removed from his art and yet still so connected to it becomes our education and ultimately inspiration.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 58% Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free (2018) If [these men] were the ones history books wanted to highlight as geniuses, they would relegate Lou to "muse." But as [the film explains], nothing is further from the truth.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
B+ 97% The Endless (2018) We're watching a straightforward sequel serving as a skeleton key to decipher its predecessor through re-contextualization while also providing a unique story removed from it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
B 37% An Ordinary Man (2018) Kingsley and Hilmar ensure we believe this by delivering three-dimensional performances we're used to seeing on the heroic side. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) Rather than be about finding eternal life like many tales of its kind are, Big Fish & Begonia is about giving it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Fourplay (2018) It shows how bad things can get when we refuse to see reality, always wanting to believe it will get better with whatever new bandaged solution pops in our head.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
B- 95% The History Of Future Folk (2013) While containing a much higher and polished production value than I admittedly expected, the real success lies in real life bandmates [Nils] d'Aulaire and [Jay] Klaitz's performances.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
B+ 71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) Her experience becomes an incendiary account of bureaucracy built to overwhelm, a complex commentary on political capital and how justice for one can be justice for all.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
B- 79% I Kill Giants (2018) While the film isn't as subtle as A Monster Calls or Where the Wild Things Are, it captures the messiness of suffering just as well.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- 75% Prodigy (2018) Haughey and Vidal use supernatural powers-the mechanics of which are stunning considering the low budget-to show how monsters are often created [via] the act of being hunted.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
C 39% Gringo (2018) Watching bad people be bad gets tiring, especially when there's someone like Oyelowo transcending the material to lend complexity and uncertainty.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B 100% Liyana (2017) A unique hybrid wherein fact is projected through a prism of fiction as both a mechanism to educate outsiders and heal from within.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
C 71% Like Me (2018) While it may do a better job at depicting the nihilistic depravity of living through social media at the detriment of "real life" than Ingrid Goes West, it fails to capture the psychological prison this artificial life creates beyond its surface chaos.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
B+ 95% November (2018) While the marketing materials conjure visions of The Witch and its supernatural entities writhing around in period filth, November hews closer to Hard to Be a God and its genre-bending chaos.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Cobain (2018) The film is great at portraying its authentic emotions, but the places they come from can sometimes feel abrupt in this deliberately paced drama. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
D 17% Looking Glass (2018) Voyeurism and grief are both included, but neither is meaningful in the context of what proves little more than a generic thriller built from confusion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
C+ 60% Entanglement (2018) I'm not one to blindly look past the same clichés every romantic comedy pretends are unique, but this project does transcend its surface if you let it. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
B- 54% 12 Strong (2018) We don't question why they do [what they're doing] because we all saw those towers fall. Fuglsig's job was to document, commemorate, and inspire. He does all three.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B- 75% Mom and Dad (2018) While the goal is to entertain with violence and gore, the concept is still a metaphor for how parents feel behind closed doors.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
B- 82% Future '38 (2017) The film's abundance of charm plays into its absurdity, owning it in a way that ensures its lack of self-seriousness isn't misconstrued as a lack of respect for the audience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
B 88% The Road Movie (2018) The roller coaster ride will get your heart pounding and blood pressure rising - both of which warrant its existence and prove its success regardless of any desires beyond pure aesthetics and suspense.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
C- 29% Proud Mary (2018) We're left to laugh at the film instead of with it. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
C+ 72% Hostiles (2018) Every single action proves overt to the point of superficiality with Hostiles becoming less introspective drama than unsubtle parable.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
C- 0% Stratton (2018) There's absolutely no depth to anything that happens because all we're given is the chase.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018