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.

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT and HFR, Part 2 - The Journey Continues

Just over a year ago, I wrote an article trying to delve into the vagaries of the form of cinematic presentation that Peter Jackson chose for his Hobbit trilogy. At the time, there was already much consternation and gnashing of... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Surprise

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Disappointment

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Documentary

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Festival

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Supporting Performance

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Review: ANCHORMAN 2 - THE LEGEND CONTINUES Tickles The Genitalia

Beowulf. Lancelot. Ron Burgundy. Legendary characters of mythology, heroic figures that transcend space, time, and good taste. But only one had a mustache that would provoke eruptive disturbances in the the genitalian region of even the most ascetic of deities,... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Blu-ray Release

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Screenplay

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HOBBIT, MR. BANKS, and Peter O'Toole

Today marks the loss of one of the greatest actors in Hollywood history, who rocketed to fame in one of the finest films ever made. O'Toole's Lawrence may tower over his other films, but with seven other Oscar noms and... More »
  

On the Passing of Joan Fontaine

Reports came in last evening that another Hollywood legend has passed. Joan Fontaine was born in October 1917 as Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, the younger sister of Olivia de Havilland, a legendary actress in her own right who died... More »
  

The Great Peter O'Toole Has Died

Peter O'Toole died today after an extended illness, according to multiple sources. He was 81 years of age.If the only role that O'Toole ever played was that of T.E. Lawrence, he would forever go down as one of the greatest... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Mandela And Movies

Slightly different take this week, as the passing of Madiba has (justifiably) captured the world's attention, while the coincidental release of a film starring Idris Elba is set to make its wide release. We were to chat about other releases,... More »
  

Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, A Hell Of A Ride

When last year's The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey hit, I addressed the central question being asked by most fans of the Lord of the Rings films: "How could something so relatively slight, an explicitly childish work that's little more... More »
  

Disney Buys Rights To INDIANA JONES Films

Whip it good, for Variety is reporting that Disney has taken control of another beloved franchise in the form of the Indiana Jones series.While this isn't a super surprise, given last year's Lucasfilm deal that saw the rights to the... More »
  

Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Take A Musical Trip To PATCH TOWN

Twitch is proud to host this world exclusive premiere of the latest trailer for Craig Goodwill's Patch Town. The film is based on the award winning short (that Twitch covered way back in 2011) which played TIFF, Cannes and a... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FROZEN, ARMSTRONG LIE, PHILOMENA And More

Back again this week after about 12 hours of travel, only managed to make a few stumbles that I'll directly attribute to jetlag. Still, got to gush about the people of Tallinn, Estonia that hosted me for the Black... More »
  

Review: Spike Lee's OLDBOY, A Failed Attempt At Something New

The easiest thing to do with Spike Lee's latest work, a "don't call it a remake" of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film Oldboy, is to simply dismiss it. Know that this isn't a particularly good film, let alone a capable... More »
  

Review: FROZEN, An Instant Disney Classic

A true delight, Frozen is a visually spectacular retelling of a fairy tale done with the kind of gumption and bravado for which classic Disney animation gained its reputation. What Frozen is not, fortunately, is the type of film that... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR and WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY

With a certain Scorsese film being bumped to a few weeks from now, we had a bit of a lull in major new releases, giving us time to showcase a couple award winning films. The first is Blue Is The... More »
  
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