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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
D 0% The Dark Below (2017) It's one thing if The Dark Below sought campy implausibility, but it craves legitimacy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Kati Kati (2016) You know you're in for something special from the opening.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
A- 96% Argo (2012) A solid take on an improbable event in American history.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
C- 44% Drifter (2017) An overbearing atmosphere of bloat hoping to feign suspense.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
B+ 88% Tanna (2016) It's a familiar tale pitting selfish desire against the greater good, but it's like nothing you've ever seen thanks to the wondrous South Pacific landscapes. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
B- 27% Fist Fight (2017) It's stupid, mindless, and crude, but I laughed throughout and admittedly can't wait to watch it again.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
B No Score Yet Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau) (2016) An important and contemplative work of art.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
B 60% Winnie (2017) I do think the filmmakers sought to overturn Mandela's infamy, but don't assume they fulfill that goal subjectively. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Machines (2016) Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva's Sundance award-winning cinematography is glorious as his camera puts us into the process as voyeur.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) A visually masterful documentary.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 56% Axolotl Overkill (2017) It's a stylish debut from an artist with a keen sense of visuals, music, and feeling - a finger firmly on the pulse of now.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
B- 100% Saving Banksy (2017) Many great debates like this are presented without time to dive deeper, a fact making Day's film a wonderful prologue to all despite preventing it from being an essential thesis on any one.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
D+ 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) All The Bye Bye Man delivers is empty promises of more happening than a simple descent into madness manifested by jealousy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C+ 83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) Marson puts the onus on her audience to look below the surface at the complexities of the case and the drug itself.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
C- 32% Abattoir (2016) Ambition is laudable, but sometimes the end result falls short of expectation.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
B- 75% SiREN (2016) The film's good versus evil dynamic is successful at extricating itself from any mainstream trappings while also nicely serving its audience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B- 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It simply reminds us of [Beatty's] onscreen charisma and endearing humor, his handle of Hughes' descent into eccentricity and insanity proving memorably entertaining.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
C+ 78% The Monster (2016) I must believe Bertino wanted more of a connection between monster and psychology than he's able to clearly communicate onscreen.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
B- 27% Army of One (2016) The biggest draw is watching Cage embrace a character with the unironic comedic flair we haven't seen from him in quite some time.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2016
B 84% The Ivory Game (2016) Don't think The Ivory Game is just an all-educational sound-byte-fueled heartstring tug. This thing is feet-on-the-ground investigative journalism.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
C- 0% The Unspoken (2016) Atmosphere is paramount as it should be, but sadly it's created almost solely from jump scares the prologue quickly numbs us towards as soon as things get going.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
B- 11% Jack Goes Home (2016) This is the "snap" people talk about: that indefinable moment where the person you couldn't fathom doing anything heinous transforms into a killer without rhyme or reason.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
B- 71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) It's not a perfect film, but it resonates for anyone who's ever been touched by a book, movie, painting, or song and had their world shift into something it wasn't before.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
B- 100% Off the Rails (2016) Rather than the liar the state paints him to be, Darius proves a troubled soul who the system transformed into an unwitting example.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
B No Score Yet Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016) The film piques interest to jump down the rabbit hole that was [Tony Conrad's] life and remains an indelible mark on the art world. It's a heartfelt memorial to meet [him].‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
C+ 27% Milton's Secret (2016) I dislike the idea of a "spiritual teacher" like Tolle, but I can't lie and say the message posited isn't a powerful one.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
B 89% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) The climax proves devastating: its embodiment of the sinister acts performed for selfish gain in the name of God an unforgettable depiction of futility and surrender.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B 83% Goldstone (2016) [Mystery Road's] pace was ill suited for a tale harboring so many secrets until its explosive finale. Goldstone [lays] everything on the line instead.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B+ 75% Boys in the Trees (2016) Reality and fantasy merge into a waking nightmare of stunning revelations.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B- 74% Catfight (2017) Our expectations are forced into conjuring hope for a wild, frenzied ride. Onur Tukel doesn't disappoint with this broad satire of American politics and wealth disparity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B- 67% Pyromaniac (Pyromanen) (2016) I knew everything about Dag by the mid-way point, the filmmakers seemingly uncertain I would. It's so minimalistic that it somehow becomes too excessive to be great.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
C+ No Score Yet Souvenir (2016) It's whimsical enough to laugh every once in awhile and charming enough to invest in the character development if only to see reactions of those caught on the periphery.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B No Score Yet Blindness (Zacma) (2016) In some respects Bugajski is giving his country a metaphorical catharsis - pitting religion against communism and letting the former prevail.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B- No Score Yet Werewolf (2016) McKenzie needs us to be mad at the situation. At its core the idea of the poor is and always should be an issue about people - human beings.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B 96% Little Sister (2016) [This] is definitely a drama first: a tough familial drama consisting of broken souls seeking an avenue to mend fences and remember what it was like to be whole.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B- 100% Man Underground (2016) The journey is ultimately as sweetly funny as it's emotionally tragic. Rather than evolve, everyone here learns to embrace who they are.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B+ 100% Realive (2016) This is a film of philosophical rumination as its hopeful characters find themselves living in an imperfect world of their own creation.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B 81% Colossal (2017) While Vigalondo's ability to render Gloria and Oscar into the cause of mass annihilation is uniquely badass in execution, I can't help feeling it's too much to handle.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
B 83% Closet Monster (2016) [The film's] trajectory might be obvious and on a well-tread path, but the way it unfolds is wholly unique in its theatrical language.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
B- 71% Bleed For This (2016) The best description of the film would be Italians busting each other's balls for two hours-and that goes for the ladies, too.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
B 75% Carrie Pilby (2017) [The film] isn't without cliché or convenience, but it possesses enough heart to combat them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
C 15% Mr. Church (2016) Those involved didn't just want to make any old tearjerker; they sought to squeeze their audience dry like a sponge.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 63% City of Tiny Lights (2016) It plays perfectly as modern-day film noir with femme fatales, government spooks, and a wisecracking lead unafraid to deliver witty retorts after having his face bashed.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
C+ 83% Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) (2016) The emotional authenticity becomes plot-specific rather than character-specific and I suddenly felt manipulated. Vilhunen's naturalism unfortunately proves artificial.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
B No Score Yet The Fixer (Fixeur) (2016) The Fixer is about complicity, morality, and knowing when enough's enough. It's about looking at a given situation from all angles rather than just your own.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
B- 86% Without Name (2016) Abstract meets representational in a dance of confused distortion as the ending blows away everything that came before in intrigue and formal elegance.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
C+ 71% Past Life (2017) Past Life gets us thinking about so many possible scenarios only to supply an optimism that seemed incongruous to the pessimistic journey.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
B 57% The Limehouse Golem (2016) Despite being only his sophomore feature, there's a lot to like as he imbues the proceedings with a nightmarish air of mystery and suspense.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
B- 82% A United Kingdom (2017) The wonderful performances merely prove part of a serviceable historical drama with a desire it can't quite fulfill of being more. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
A 97% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is a quietly introspective depiction steeped in unparalleled honesty of the ways in which we're saved and damned throughout our lives.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016