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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- 90% 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- 60% 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+ 96% 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 35% 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 86% 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- 82% 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 41% 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- 73% 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 87% 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- 28% 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+ 73% 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
C+ 92% 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 86% 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 86% 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 94% 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- 70% 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+ 82% Angels Wear White (2018) 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+ 83% 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 75% Sheikh Jackson (2018) [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