Jared Mobarak

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....

[Review] This Is 40

It's time to accept that the words "Directed by Judd Apatow" are synonymous with "sentimental familial dramedy littered by profanity." I probably should have co...

[Review] California Solo

In a case of mistaken identity, Marshall Lewy's sophomore effort as writer/director is much more than its cliché-riddled trailer shows. A 2012 Sundance Film Fes...

[Review] White Tiger

It's a unique treat any time a film depicting World War II doesn't center on the Holocaust or American forces storming the beaches of Normandy. Honestly, these ...

[Review] Beware of Mr. Baker

My first thought when researching the documentary Beware of Mr. Baker was acknowledging I really don't know anything about music. Facts about this legendary, un...

[Review] Rise of the Guardians

It was only a matter of time before someone turned our favorite holiday-bound mythical creatures into superheroes. Unsurprisingly it's William Joyce who did. By...

[Review] Citadel

Writer/director Ciaran Foy found the perfect way to distract his audience from questioning the often clichéd actions of horror film protagonists. Instead of mak...

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.