Jared Mobarak

[Review] Welcome to the Punch

Bolstered by a script ranking number three on the 2010 Brit List—a film industry tabulation of the best unproduced British screenplays—Eran Creevy's Welcome to ...

[Review] Top of the Lake: Parts 1-3

A young boy on a bus—this is the indelible mark left by the first three episodes of Jane Campion and Gerard Lee's miniseries Top of the Lake and it sticks less ...

[SXSW Review] Coldwater

Whether true or not, hearing writer/director Vincent Grashaw wrote the first draft of his debut feature Coldwater right after graduating high school in 1999 was...

[Review] About Sunny

It's intriguing to note how many buzzed-about films depicting parents who don't know how or simply can't do the job were released on the festival circuit betwee...

[Review] Satellite of Love

Now this was a surprise. Knowing absolutely nothing about Satellite of Love before sitting down to watch it, an opening carnival scene with the trio of Samuel (...

[Review] Oz the Great and Powerful

I have to reevaluate my distaste for everything Oz not existing inside the mind of Dorothy Gale now that I’ve discovered Victor Fleming’s seminal work The Wizar...

Jared Mobarak

Jared Mobarak is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic for The Film Stage, Art Director for Buffalo, NY film series Cultivate Cinema Circle, and member of OFCS and GWNYFCA. You can follow his cinematic viewing habits at Letterboxd.