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.

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 »
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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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Review: WILD, Featuring A Committed And Captivating Reese Witherspoon

Taking on another true story after his hugely successful Dallas Buyer's Club, director Jean-Marc Vallée this time turns his lens to the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman with a past who takes it upon herself to hike hundreds of... More »
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Review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, An Epic Poem

Rarely in cinema history has the notion of a journey there and back again been more aptly applied. Yes, the culmination of Peter Jackson & co.'s vast epic comes in an episode titled The Battle of the Five Armies,... More »
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Twitch X-Mas Gift Guide: Let Madman Help You Fill A Stocking Or Two

Xmas is just around the corner, and for the discerning receiver of gifts it can be quite a burden to find your loved one that something special.Thankfully Madman's November and December release slates are filled with a diverse selection... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FOXCATCHER, THEORY OF EVERYTHING and THE FORCE UNLEASHED

Some more TIFF films seeing wider release - Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher serves up some mighty performances by Tatum, Carell and Ruffalo, The Theory of Everything gives audiences a look at the more romantic side of Stephen Hawking, and, of course,... More »
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Review: THE IMITATION GAME Cannot Live Up To Its Inherent Drama

From a British nation that has had its fair share of scientific geniuses, it's perhaps no surprise that the life and work of Alan Turing has spawned its fair share of dramatic works. There have been TV versions, drama/docs, and... More »
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Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HUNGER GAMES, HOMESMAN, Mike Nichols and Much More!

There was another lag in getting video feeds for the last couple weeks, so here for your viewing pleasure are three Twitchvisions to gorge on!This week we look back at the career of EGOT winner Mike Nichols, as well as... More »
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Talking ROSEWATER With Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari

In my review of Jon Stewart's Rosewater, I expressed my appreciation for the audacity of the film even if I thought it fell a bit short of achieving something truly spectacular. Part of that disappointment came from my appreciation... More »
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Review: ROSEWATER, A Disappointing Passion Project By Jon Stewart

It's safe to say that for the last several decades Jon Stewart has been one of the most powerful voices in comedy. Since taking over The Daily Show, his show has been a beacon for popular American political satire, showing... More »
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Review: FOXCATCHER, A Rewarding Look Into A Cold And Strange World

John Eleuthère du Pont, one of the heirs to the vast Du Pont fortune, had it all, it seemed. Wealthy almost beyond measure, he studied and wrote on ornithology and was an avid philatelist, having paid a record (at the... More »
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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Gets Titled: THE FORCE AWAKENS

If we needed another indication that we're building up to another rise/fall/rise story arc for the third of the Star Wars trilogies, this latest title certainly fits the bill.Announced today on the official site, the forthcoming film from Director J.J.... More »
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Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Looks Into A Fascinating Relationship

James Marsh's eye for documentary storytelling is a welcome aspect to this biopic about one of the most recognizable scientists to have ever lived. Stephen Hawking is perhaps known more widely for his physical struggles, synthesized voice, and pop culture... More »
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Interview: Director Dan Gilroy Talks NIGHTCRAWLER

Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is intense and impeccable, showcasing a peak performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as he trolls the streets of Los Angeles looking to capture the latest salacious images for an insatiable media audience. A long time screenwriter, including... More »
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Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks NIGHTCRAWLER, FORCE MAJEURE, Stanley Kubrick, And More

A double bill this week, where we talk about new openings like Nightcrawler, Force Majeure and Maps to the Stars, as well as the new Kubrick exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.As a bonus, there's also the coverage from the... More »
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A Celebration of Kubrick: Exceptional Exhibit Hits Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox

2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange - if only for these works of cinematic genius Stanley Kubrick would be forever remembered in the history of the medium. If you add in... More »
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Halloween Twitches: Our Favorite Film Ghosts

(If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Twitch!) As Jack Skellington's minions so gleefully sang in The Nightmare Before Christmas: "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!". So we here at Twitch decided... More »
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Review: NIGHTCRAWLER, A Modern Masterpiece About Media And Obsession

Soon after seeing this film, I just kind of blurted out what this film meant to me when talking to fellow critics. It may be premature to declare it as such, but what the hell: Nightcrawler is my Network. Sidney... More »
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Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FURY, BOOK OF LIFE, TU DORS NICOLE, And More

This week sees Brad Pitt and company blow stuff up real good in Fury, Guillermo del Toro help bring Day of the Dead celebrations to the fore in kids film The Book of Life, a charming, foggy film from Quebec... More »
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Review: CAMP X-RAY, Kristen Stewart Provides The Right Mix

I was busy processing the ending of Camp X-Ray, a film about a soldier relating to prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, when I saw the credit "Executive Produced by David Gordon Green." It's hard to say just what effect this great... More »
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