Jared Mobarak

[Review] The Mayor

Rather than create some sort of exposé about the goings on inside nursing homes and the common belief it is inhumane, cowardly, and disrespectful to place your ...

[Review] Blancanieves

It appears Pablo Berger's silent, black and white interpretation of the Brothers' Grimm's Snow White has become a casualty of its subject's overexposure outside...

[Review] Knife Fight

With five nominations and two wins from the Academy Awards for documentary work, director Bill Guttentag set his sights on the world of political strategists wi...

[Review] Mama

There are many types of laughter, the kind coming out during a horror film always a point of interest. Many cope with fear by forcing themselves to laugh, the s...

[Review] Gangster Squad

Tragedies like last year's shooting in Aurora, Colorado are just that: tragic. We can never imagine the pain, anger and heartache of families and friends affect...

[Review] The Baytown Outlaws

Who wants a little Southern fired cooking? I know ATF Agent Reese (Paul Wesley) from Chicago doesn't. He can't even find an anti-perspirant strong enough to sav...

[Review] Let My People Go!

For his first feature length film, writer/director Mikael Buch has decided upon an extremely over-the-top romantic farce about a young homosexual Jewish man com...

[Review] Allegiance

Not all short films should be given the feature length treatment. What works on a small, concise scale often finds itself expanded beyond its capabilities, not ...

The Best Movie Posters of 2012

“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column (with ...

[Review] Jack Reacher

It appears it was only a matter of time before author Lee Child -- or Jim Grant to his parents -- saw the sole protagonist of his life's work on the big screen....

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.