Jared Mobarak

[Review] Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is one of the most divisive novels ever written with equal numbers hailing her Objectivist manifesto as Bible or deriding it as blasph...

[Review] Least Among Saints

That-guy actor Martin Papazian goes for dramatic gravitas in his directorial debut Least Among Saints and finds more success than not in the process. Wanting to...

[Review] Here Comes the Boom

Let's face it, I haven't thoroughly enjoyed a straight Happy Madison production -- I exclude Apatow's and Binder's because they would have probably been made wi...

[Review] The Thieves

Saying Dodookdeul is the Korean Ocean's 11—like I had been after reading the synopsis—ended up not being as hyperbolic as I originally thought. Coming from one...

[Review] Simon & the Oaks

A tale about family, its many definitions and its discovery through the prism of an unstable time, Marianne Fredriksson's international bestseller Simon och eka...

[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...

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.