Buffalo, NY, United States
ABOUT JARED MOBARAK
Always a film fan, it wasn’t until college that I truly started seeking what cinema could do outside of popcorn entertainment. I began writing about what I was watching six years later in 2006 for a local magazine’s (Buffalo Spree) blog and haven’t looked back. All reviews are archived at www.jaredmobarak.com and I write about everything I see whether on assignment or for pleasure.
Emotional connection trumps technical precision for me, so my ratings may seem lenient to the jaded at times. But I’d rather give Seven Pounds four stars than pretend it didn’t blindside me—manipulation be damned. I also write about movie posters in the column “Posterized Propaganda” for The Film Stage and am the Artistic Director of Buffalo film series Cultivate Cinema Circle.
Favorite Films: Magnolia, Days of Heaven, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lost Highway, 8 1/2, Eyes Wide Shut, Pulp Fiction, Paris Texas, Amelie, The Thin Red Line, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Tree of Life, The Fountain, Melancholia, The Shining
Favorite Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick, David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, Wes Anderson
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Twitter Handle: @jaredmobarak