Jared Mobarak

[Review] Pitch Perfect

Anything trying to capitalize on the now-waning Glee craze and Step Up's surprising staying power probably should be dismissed sight unseen. How could a film de...

[Review] How to Survive a Plague

The war against AIDS was fought and won by those dying on the frontlines in Greenwich Village, New York City who could no longer accept a country's willingness ...

[TIFF Review] To the Wonder

For any who thought Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life was a divisive piece of cinema, you haven't seen anything yet. Continuing to strip the very medium of fil...

[TIFF Review] Cloud Atlas

In grand fashion comes an epic about freedom and the wrongs of humanity forever marring how we're seen through the annals of time. Every misstep is repeated; ev...

[TIFF Review] Argo

In 1979, tensions between Iran and the United States reached a boil after Ayatollah Khomeini called for a return of his predecessor—Shah Pahlavi—in order to try...

[TIFF Review] Here Comes the Devil

If ever a horror film begged for multiple viewings, Here Comes the Devil (Ahí va el diablo) makes a good case. In fact, until a little over halfway through I wa...

[TIFF Review] The Impossible

Making a film about a tragedy like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami should never be taken lightly. With over 230,000 people dead in fourteen countries, the entire ...

[TIFF Review] Passion

Five years after his last foray behind the camera, writer/director Brian De Palma looks to take some of the alternative devices used to film Redacted and combin...

[TIFF Review] The Company You Keep

In Robert Redford and Lem Dobbs' adaptation of Neil Gordon's novel The Company You Keep, the personal futures fought for by the militant Weather Underground dur...

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.