Jared Mobarak

[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...

[Review] War Witch

It was a news headline focused on child soldiers in Africa embroiled in war and transformed into deity-like figures that inspired writer/director Kim Nguyen to ...

[Review] Jack the Giant Slayer

What do you get when you combine the English folktale Jack and the Beanstalk with the more violent Cornish fairy tale Jack the Giant Killer in an age where comp...

[Review] Sexy Baby

Welcome to the digital age of a sexual generation raised on the ever-expanding Internet where objectification has become self-inflicted before outside influence...

[Review] Snitch

Watching the trailer for Ric Roman Waugh's Snitch had me believing the film would be a high-octane actioner in the vein of Dwayne Johnson's other one-word title...

[Review] Inescapable

Acclaimed Arab-Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda follows her festival winning romantic drama Cairo Time with the mystery thriller Inescapable. It's new territory fo...

[Review] Brooklyn Castle

With so many documentaries the past few years focusing on adolescent education and the stressful amounts of work our society has deemed appropriate for kids to ...

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.