Jared Mobarak

[Review] Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Chinese artist/activist/dissident Ai Weiwei—a man deeply entrenched with the social media scene so his voice can be heard around the world—acts by responding to...

[Review] Klown

With "Klovn's" television run finishing in 2009 after six seasons, celebrated Danish comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen decided on a big screen transit...

[Review] The Magic of Belle Isle

As the years progress and his workload diminishes, director Rob Reiner has chosen to spend his time bringing what he calls "life-affirming material" to the big ...

[Review] Savages

Who's crueler: a vicious Mexican cartel who decapitate men to send a message, or a couple of Laguna boys trying -- and willing to do whatever it takes -- to pro...

[NYAFF Review] Scabbard Samurai

Sometimes foreign language films simply exist across an insurmountable cultural divide that renders them indecipherable here. Hitoshi Matsumoto's Saya-zamurai ...

[NYAFF Review] Nameless Gangster

Set against President Tae-woo Roh's 1990 crackdown on organized crime in South Korea, Bumchoiwaui junjaeng places us into the wild life of a former Busan custo...

[Review] Ted

If you looked at the trailers for Seth MacFarlane's Ted and thought it would be a full-length, live action riff on his popular animated television show "Family ...

[Review] That’s My Boy

Just when you thought Adam Sandler had hit bottom and could only improve upon a lackluster string of films that make you question the quality of his earlier gem...

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.