Jason Gorber
Featured Critic; Toronto, Canada

Jason Gorber is a veteran film critic, commentator and interviewer. A pioneer in online film criticism, his first professional reviews date back to the mid-90s. Jason has been formally accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival since 1997, and founded Filmfest.ca as a repository of coverage from that event.

Jason joined the TWITCH family in 2011 where he is now a featured critic covering a wide range of mainstream and independent documentaries and features, as well as conducting many interviews, disc reviews and reporting on news items.

Jason appears on CTV News Channel every Sunday evening, and also guests frequently during weekly broadcasts. In addition, he has also contributed freelance work for the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post/Moviefone. Jason has appeared on radio for both the CBC and Rogers, as well as on CBC's The National.

You can follow Jason on Twitter at @filmfest_ca, see his reviews linked from Rotten Tomatoes and Indiewire's Criticwire.

Sundance 2015 Review: Z FOR ZACHARIAH, A Deeply Affecting Near-Future Parable

The premise is beautiful in its elegant simplicity - a woman is left alone in a world that has befallen a catastrophe. Her solitude is interrupted when a man appears, unsettling her life and making radical changes to her... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: LISTEN TO ME MARLON, The Brando Doc Speaks Eloquently

In one of the more iconic moments in cinema history, Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando, is conversing with his would be assassin, played by Martin Sheen. They speak of life and betrayal, of duty and ideology. We see Brando... More »
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Sundance 2015 Preview: 10 Films From Premieres, Midnight & All The Rest

Sundance kicks off TONIGHT! We've already brought you previews from the Dramatic Competitions and the Documentaries on offer in Park City. Today we take a quick tour of the remaining sections. Here are a few films from Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2015 Preview: 14 Documentary Picks

Sundance starts this Thursday and the TwitchFilm team is here to bring you a look at a few of the festival's documentaries on offer in the US and World Documentary competitions and the Documentary Premieres section. Check back tomorrow for... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2015 Preview: 11 Picks From The Dramatic Competitions

Welcome to Sundance week! The festival kicks off Thursday and we've got a series of previews for you. Today we start by taking a look at a few of the features in the US Dramatic, World Dramatic, and NEXT competitions.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Review: KINGSMAN - THE SECRET SERVICE Delivers An Entertaining Ride

The world of espionage has become a bit dour of late. Our postmodern proclivities have caught up with us, and thanks to our impossible missions, our Bourne fascinations and a Daniel Craig-ified Bond, we've lost a little bit of... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Opening: SELMA Packs A Graceful, Powerful Punch

Ava DuVernay's Selma packs a powerful punch, yet its impact is delivered with such finesse and grace that it might seem at first less impressive than it really is, its effects felt much later after you walk away from the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Best of 2014: NIGHTCRAWLER, OVERNIGHTERS, MOMMY

With not a heck of a lot hitting theatres this week, a look back at some of my favs from 2014 - My top feature NIGHTCRAWLER, my fav Canadian film MOMMY, and my fav doc THE OVERNIGHTERSCheck out here some... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Jason Gorber's Top Films of 2014

I know, I know... Yet another list, adding yet another fatuous bracketing of art as it it was some sort of sport or competition, We look to an arbitrary marker (the end of a calendar year) and then tally up... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks INTO THE WOODS, THE GAMBLER, BIG EYES, And MR. TURNER

Kind of a mixed bag this week, but the holidays bring out some of the lesser awards fodder. Into The Woods is passable for fans of the stage musical and few others, Big Eyes is cool and quirky but slight,... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: SELMA Is Far More Than Just A Martin Luther King Movie

Ava DuVernay's Selma packs a powerful punch, yet its impact is delivered with such finesse and grace that it might seem at first less impressive than it really is, its affects felt much later after you walk away from... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

THE INTERVIEW Will Screen After All!

In a bit of breaking news, some independent theatres are being allowed by Sony to screen the Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview (our review here) on Christmas day.Tim League (found of Drafthouse cinemas, friend of the site) announced on... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT And HFR, Part 3 - One Last Time

With the close of Peter Jackson's latest foray to Middle Earth, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy also marks another time of reflection upon one of its more interesting and controversial aspects. Jackson's decision to capture and present the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HOBBIT and THE INTERVIEW

Peter Jackson finally brings his Middle Earth saga close with the missing piece, that keystone film that both closes the Hobbit tale and ties directly into Lord Of The Rings.Plus, extensive discussion of Rogen/Goldberg's The Interview, including talk of the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of 2014

And that's the end of that chapter. 2014 is running on fumes and all eyes are already looking to awards season and the behemoths of next year that threaten to decimate the box office. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: MR. TURNER, A Film That Loses Its Focus

Mike Leigh's latest offering lustfully tackles the life, work and loves of Joseph Mallord William Turner, the legendary 19th Century British artist whose landscape paintings are revered around the world. Mr. Turner is a carefully constructed film, part performance piece... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: THE INTERVIEW Deserves To Be More Than A Footnote

In 1940, just months after Wermacht tanks rolled over their borders in lightning strikes, a film came out that made the elected leader of Germany look like the fatuous lunatic that he was. Playing both the Jewish Barber and... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BNAT16, Scott's EXODUS and Rock's TOP FIVE

Special on-location report from Austin's famed Drafthouse movie theatre, home once again to the lunacy that is Butt-Numb-a-Thon. Almost 30 hours in that place, watching 13 features and other flicks, it made for a hell of a day, and a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks WILD, GEMMA BOVARY, And TIFF's Canada Top 10

A bunch of TIFF-themed releases are making their way to theatres this week. Wild shows Reese Witherspoon wandering in the wilderness, while Gemma Bovary is a cute, if slight, redux of the Flaubert classic. I also take a look at this... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Blu-Ray Review: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Ultimate Edition - A Primer for EXODUS

A decade before Ridley Scott brought Exodus: Gods and Kings to the big screen, he tackled another epic about religion, faith and pragmatism. Kingdom of Heaven was Scott's film about the Crusades, a rousing, rambunctious film that tried to... More »
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