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Jared Mobarak

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 95% Dark Money (2018) There's a lot of information, but it's all given proper context with which to comprehend its explosive ramifications.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
8/10 94% Private Life (2018) We know these characters on an intimate level so the tough scenes can exist with contextual introspection and not knee-jerk vitriol.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
7/10 97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) The finished work is more akin to home movie than politically driven exposé, its desire to give its subjects a voice over platform enough to force viewers to relate.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
6/10 82% Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2018) Wilkerson is absolving himself of demons by calling them by their name. But while that sounds revelatory as a live installation, something gets lost in this translation.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
9/10 91% We the Animals (2018) There's powerful love beneath the frustration of [this] impoverished life on oblivion's edge [...] expressed with authenticity to understand its role in the boys' evolution.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
6/10 82% At Eternity's Gate (2018) This is very much an artist lovingly commemorating an artist he holds dear [and in that regard] quite possibly more a film about Schnabel himself than Van Gogh.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
8/10 100% Shirkers (2018) The stuff about Cardona is obviously the draw [but seeing its] potential historical importance in hindsight is to weep for those never-made works it wasn't here to inspire.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
6/10 80% Boy Erased (2018) Edgerton fleshed out the contradictions and challenges [the Eamons] face very well with the help of nuanced performances. [Not so much the other characters.]‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
10/10 100% Minding the Gap (2018) The result is this unforgettably beautiful depiction of honest self-reflection and transformative possibility.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
8/10 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) There's a meta-narrative aspect wherein the film's characters are characters in life-symbols poked and prodded in some grand experiment to find humanity's breaking point.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
7/10 91% Mirai (2018) Hosoda delves into the mind of a child and all the turmoil and incapacitating stubbornness that comes from needing to rely on someone else for everything.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
8/10 90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Faraut is less interested in how cinema affects tennis than how they overlap. He's searching for the line separating reality from performance, [proving] one doesn't exist.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/10 14% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) It's factory-line horror as predictable as it is bland.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
8/10 93% Support the Girls (2018) These are flawed characters doing the best they can with what they have. And as long as they refuse a narrow black or white focus, happiness will remain possible.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/10 59% The House That Jack Built (2018) [...] unsubtle enough to wonder if von Trier had anything to say besides, "Thank you for letting me get away with this for so long."‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
9/10 91% Widows (2018) Beneath its basic premise [...] lie complex themes that branch out towards social, economical, cultural, and racial divides.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
8/10 78% Liz and the Blue Bird (2018) These are real teens so desperately searching for their place amongst each other that they forget to unearth what it is they want on their own terms.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
B- 74% The Mercy (2018) Firth delivers a heartfelt turn as a man looking back at what he had before realizing too late that it was enough.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
5/10 82% Green Book (2018) The lengths [it goes] to make the internal turmoil tearing Shirley apart a lesson for Tony rather than an indictment on our nation's abhorrent history is unfathomable.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
C+ 44% Write When You Get Work (2018) So we're left with a problematic façade that can't avoid tainting the thought-provoking crime mystery unfolding beneath it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
C+ 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Where the original grounded itself within its conceit, Ralph Breaks the Internet's much broader one inevitably consumes it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
C+ 83% Creed II (2018) Gone are the little moments of humanity that punched us in the gut when the suspense of victory was absent. Gone are the pangs of loss, guilt, and regret with real consequences. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
B+ 89% A Private War (2018) Part of why the performances work so effectively is that Heineman uses his documentary sensibilities to capture them with sensory context above dialogue alone. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
6/10 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) I'm still with it-for now. I'm going to believe Rowling is taking this route of undermining her protagonists with purpose, but she better prove it to me in the next one.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
9/10 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) [It] can be a tough watch at times because the anger Howard displays cuts through our hearts. We see her character's "performances" as the actual display of trauma they are.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
5/10 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) [It's] too interested in providing a good time to deliver a great movie. And by making Mercury's identity issues a band detail instead of [personal], it might be a bad one.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
7/10 88% What They Had (2018) [Chomko] lets her characters endure the painful reality that is recognizing the present-day fate necessary to [find] a future wherein they find the love Burt and Ruth shared.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
D+ 74% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) What occurs in this movie isn't a means to expose those "accomplices in silence" as wrong, though. No, The Clovehitch Killer seems to be condoning them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
B- 65% Jonathan (2018) The filmmakers lead us to dark places in the process, flipping stigmas on their head to hide the psychological consequences of what's happening beneath emotional ones.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B- 94% Jinn (2018) At a time when Islam has become weaponized as a synonym for ISIS, we need [these] glimpses at its positivity and humanity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
8/10 97% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) A drama as steeped in gender politics as tense thrills underneath a western lens of gorgeously static wide-angles, a mesmerizing score, and brilliantly emotive performances.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
C- 55% Out of Blue (2019) There isn't one shred of emotion during the whole film to help us invest-just yelling and stoicism alternating until naturalism is officially thrown out the window.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
5/10 63% Suspiria (2018) It's as though Kajganich wanted to shake any style over substance gripes so vehemently that he overcompensated by putting in too much substance.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B+ 90% Giant Little Ones (2018) By intentionally withholding any concrete answers, Behrman lends [these kids'] adolescence an authenticity rarely seen.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
B- 82% The Truth About Killer Robots (2018) Pozdorovkin expertly curates stories, philosophies, and dangers into a narrative that explains how Skynet should never have been our greatest fear. It's always been ourselves.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
C+ 33% The Rainbow Bridge Motel (2018) You shouldn't be surprised [by the broadly hyperbolic comedy] considering Rubin's National Lampoon background [but] he's also tackling poignant issues beneath that veneer.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Monsoon (2018) Monsoon is at its best when it lets its characters be vulnerable enough to slide into a rage that can't simply be shrugged off with a laugh.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
C 19% Here and Now (Blue Night) (2018) Here and Now languishes in the past without acknowledging its lead's forthcoming struggle.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
B- 89% Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain (2018) Winter lies somewhere in-between with an agenda to shed light on real world applications in order to pique interest, demystify, and cut through the [talking head] bullshit.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C+ 77% Monster Party (2018) We need the attacks to increase in frequency with little breathing room because Monster Party's success comes from our being too wrapped up in the brutality to question logic.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B 88% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) There's a little science fiction, a lot of fantasy, and a surprisingly potent allegory for how we've forgotten that our strength as a species was always a byproduct of empathy and compassion. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B- 31% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) There's a specific political message at its back and it expresses it without compromise for better or worse.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
7/10 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) While there's not much to the plot, I'm not sure you can exit the theater without a smile.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
7/10 84% Game Night (2018) The twists and turns are absurd with plot-holes, but we're never inclined to care because the messiness allows the actors to disregard reality and go for broke.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
8/10 98% Free Solo (2018) By removing any "extreme for extreme sake" motivations from the conversation, Free Solo's climax becomes a breathtaking, vertigo-inducing, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride.‐ BuffaloVibe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
8/10 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border is therefore representative of the geographical line separating Tina's native country of Sweden with its neighbors as well as the one between nature and nurture.‐ Jaredmobarak.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
C+ 63% Bullitt County (2018) Bullitt County almost becomes two separate entities in the process, one half comedic romp and the other a bloody depiction of human nature left festering. The second part is vastly more interesting.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
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 97% 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