Jared Mobarak

[VIFF Review] Like Crazy

How much is one summer of euphoric love worth? To Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and Anna (Felicity Jones) - the world. Courted through a shy, sweet process of stole...

[VIFF Review] Take This Waltz

Films dealing with break-ups have the trouble of easily falling into two camps. Either the work is genuine and emotionally devastating like a Blue Valentine...

[VIFF Review] Sigur Ros’ ‘Inni’

If you go into Inni thinking you’ll receive Heima Part 2, you either be sadly disappointed or extremely grateful because it is anything but. Rather than sho...

[VIFF Review] The Sword Identity

With his screenplay for The Grandmasters coming to the big screen next year by Wong Kar Wai, writer/director Haofeng Xu gives us the first taste of his crea...

[Review] The Way

When you decide to fit in an almost two and a half hour film about a man hiking an 800 kilometer trail through Spain at the 2010 Toronto International Film ...

[VIFF Review] Bumrush

Not to be outdone by its New York City and Chicago counterparts, the Montreal gang wars of the past decade prove Canada isn’t the idyllic place of kindness ...

[VIFF Review] Top Floor, Left Wing

How do you turn a hostage situation concerning cocaine, eviction notices, and Algerian assassins into a stage for bureaucratic ineptitude and slum reform? A...

[VIFF Review] Miss Bala

If you ever have a daughter that begs you for entrance into a beauty pageant and you can’t bring yourself to comply, pop on Miss Bala and she’ll never ask a...

[VIFF Review] Patang

For Chicago-born Indian-American Prashant Bhargava, his debut feature film Patang is a seven-year labor of love. Rooted in the memory of his own uncles fig...

[VIFF Review] Innocence

According to the program for this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, director Jan Hrebejk and writer Petr Jarchovsky have visited many times with...

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.