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 THE HEAT, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, MONSTERS U and WORLD WAR Z
After being bumped last week due to flooding in Alberta, we're back with a Canada Day chat about Paul Feig's buddy cop movie, The Heat, the lesser of the two Die Hard-in-the-Capital films White House Down, and last week's big...
Review: WHITE HOUSE DOWN Lacks Colour, Depth
Way back several weeks ago, somewhere near the Ides of March, a magical little film was released about a bunch of terrorists taking over the White House. It was big, brash, bold and sometimes quite preposterous, but there wasn't a...
Hey, UK Hitchcock Fans! Go See DIAL M In 3D!
Next month, it seems that UK theatre goers will have a chance to check out Hitchcock's foray into dimensionalized terror, Dial M For Murder.If you haven't had a chance to see the film on a big screen, let alone in...
Star Wars Postquel Update: Casting Has Begun (Maybe)
We're not getting tidbits from J.J. now the press onslaught for Star Trek has abated, but we are getting closer to Episode VII needing to get certain things in place, like, for example, a cast.If certain sites are to be...
Sam Taylor-Johnson Set To Direct 50 SHADES OF GREY
After rumours about the likes of David Cronenberg or Gus Van Sant taking on the reigns of one of the most popular novels of the decade, Deadline is reporting that Sam Taylor-Johnson is set to direct 50 Shades of Grey.Taylor-Johnson's...
THE LEGO MOVIE Trailer Will Make You Shit Bricks
Out of all the movie trailers that leave me hyperventilating with excitement, from stunning teases of Scorsese or Coen Brothers films to crazy/awesome looking Polish semi-documentaries, you might be surprised that a little film coming out in 2014 from Warner might...
PROMETHEUS Sequel Set to Fly
I came out of World War Z, penned in part by Damon Lindeloff, to hear some interesting news - his name, it seems, isn't the one coming up as the obvious person to continue prebooting Ridley Scott's newest franchise.If Variety...
Review: BREAKUP AT A WEDDING Succeeds On Its Modest Comic Charms
High concept comedies are often a tough nut to crack; by avoiding full-on broad laughs, the shifts in tone have to be deftly carried out in order to sustain interest. I was pleased enough with Breakup At A Wedding, pleased...
Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: On MAN OF STEEL, SuperJesus, and THIS IS THE END's Jewpocalypse
Back in 1933, while Hitler was ascending into power in Germany and diasporic Jews throughout the world looked on with concern, two high school students created one of the most indelible mythical heroes of the last century. Borrowing from...
Twitchvision: Talking MAN OF STEEL and THIS IS THE END
This is the big week of Superman's return, with Zack Snyder's take on the caped saviour hitting our screens. While my opinion's kind of mixed on the film, there's still plenty to admire about it. I also discuss the overt...
Interview: Christopher Nelius Talks Big Wave Surfing Documentary STORM SURFERS 3D
Storm Surfers 3D offers far more than run-of-the-mill nature-porn docs. Sure, it's got tremendous footage of waves and silly people on funny boards trying to catch them. I saw the film on a big screen last September at TIFF, and...
Review: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM Is A Musically Joyous Masterpiece
It's never bad when a film starts with some philosophizing from the Boss. Talking about the documentary's subjects, the oft anonymous backup singers that have brought beautiful harmonies to generations of artists, Mr. Springsteen explains the challenge for many of...
Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: On Shyamalan, SHE'S ALL THAT and a Preponderance for Pigeonholing
Part of the (heated) discussion about my take on After Earth surrounded the dicey proposition, popularized by the "Cahiers du Cinema" crowd in the 50s, that a director's work is to be considered part of a continuous process of development,...
Smaug Rises in Teaser Trailer for THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG
When the link came through, I admit I hesitated a bit. Another Hobbit teaser! Should I wait to see it on the big screen? Can a book I've read dozens of times still be spoiled?Well, that lasted about 15 seconds,...
Twitchvision: Talking THE PURGE, THE EAST and BEFORE MIDNIGHT
Another not so great week for mainstream releases, with The Purge and The East proving to be little more than misguided high-concept failures. With Linklater's Before Midnight opening wider, and linking to Ethan Hawke's other release, I felt it deserved...
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Talk THIS IS THE END
I sat down last week as part of a round table discussion with directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, discussing what I hope will be one of the great film successes of the summer. This is the End is...
Twitchvision: Talking AFTER EARTH, NOW YOU SEE ME, and More!
You may already have joined in the massive conversation about the film (at least by Twitch standards), but here's a nice, digestible version of my view on the abysmal After Earth.A not so good week for me, really ended up...
Review: CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA, A Superfunky Good Time
The film starts with a 62-year-old man wearing a flowing cape and instantly recognizable wig, donning the disguise of a soul legend before taking the stage. He slinks into the dark Brooklyn divebar, ostensibly there to celebrate a birthday and...
Review: AFTER EARTH Is Apocalyptically Bad
Once upon a time, there was a director who made a film about a kid who saw dead people. I kind of despised this film at the time, and figured that nobody would fall for the silly farce. Alas, The Sixth...
Twitchvision: Talking FAST & FURIOUS 6 And Car Chase Movies
With this week's Twitchvision, host Scott Laurie and I talk about my marathon of the latest iteration of the Fast Furii franchise (review), a brief preview of Ron Howard's F1 film Rush, and some metal-crunching car chase films.Video embedded below....