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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- 71% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Dave Made a Maze is silly, but it's driven by a ton of heart and meticulously detailed execution.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
B- No Score Yet Among Us (2017) Among Us is a suspenseful horror when all is said and done, but it never forgets its dramatic underpinnings.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
B+ 85% The Transfiguration (2017) Where O'Shea succeeds and Hollywood often fails is acknowledging the pain and sorrow so many feel can't magically disappear.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
B 93% Tragedy Girls (2017) A wide-open venue for heightened caricatures and homage with Valley Girl snark and reality-TV charisma to complement the overall irreverent tone.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
C- 63% Savage Dog (2017) Only when limbs literally start flying through the air did I truly find myself invested in what was onscreen. It's too bad it came way too late.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
B+ 83% Jesus (2017) With a bleak finale that won't soon leave you, Jesús proves a gripping cautionary tale unafraid to let its characters suffer for justice.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B 100% Lowlife (2017) The result is a film that's as brutal in its imagery as it is funny in its execution.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
C- No Score Yet The Night of the Virgin (La noche del virgen) (2016) It's like we're stuck in stasis, the constant repetition of actions lowering the stakes they once possessed until their culmination loses all impact.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
C+ No Score Yet The Honor Farm (2017) If I can delve deeper into deciphering the story beneath [the film's stunning visuals and dense content] in the future, I may revalue my appreciation as stupefied wonder.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
C 89% Replace (2017) Kira's decaying skin [as] figurative and literal metaphor on aging and vanity is enough to build from. Adding an amnesia subplot [is] a clichéd excuse to hide secrets.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
C+ 91% Better Watch Out (2017) The overall structure and final surprise may be commendable on an intellectual level, but not an emotional one.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
B 82% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) While we brace ourselves for the next bout of violence our minds are contextualizing the plot to parse it as necessary rather than nonsense. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2017
C+ No Score Yet Lucky (2017) Lucky isn't perfect as a person or a film, but there's something fitting about this.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
C- 68% Cars 3 (2017) The worst Pixar to date.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B- 70% Moscow Never Sleeps (2017) O'Reilly has crafted a meticulously drawn tapestry of universal human themes within a setting that's as unique as it is familiar.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
B- 83% Handsome Devil (2017) An endearing cast of characters [are] able to charm their way out of the stereotypical boxes dictating their purpose to the story.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
C 78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) The Exception is merely a serviceable drama taking us on a competent if predictable journey.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C+ 48% Churchill (2017) Cox plays it splendidly despite the character being written as someone earning more pity than sympathy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B 95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) A keenly intuitive account of fundamentalist extremism in a forum we aren't used to seeing.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- No Score Yet Game Changers (2015) Knowledge of the videogame world isn't needed to appreciate the human story beneath.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
B+ 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) It's his depiction of the adversarial relationship between those making decisions and those affected by them that hits home.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C- 21% Rupture (2017) Everything I liked about Rupture is half-cooked and rushed to conclusion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B- 47% Sand Castle (2017) Straightforward, but its authenticity is unquestionable.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B- 63% Tommy's Honour (2017) A rousing look back not at the early days of modern golf, but the origin of a heroic figure in sports.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
C+ 70% Gifted (2017) Gifted proves cutely endearing and effectively poignant if not especially memorable.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C 46% Going in Style (2017) I didn't love it or hate it, but I'll definitely forget it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B+ 74% The Void (2017) It's a tense, claustrophobic thriller that morphs into a supernaturally pitch-black, surreal adventure of delusion, greed, and mystery.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
A- 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Its success is a testament to its visual, emotional, and intellectual excellence.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
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+ 89% 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 100% 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+ 90% 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+ 64% 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- 71% 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