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 Fincher's GONE GIRL, Smith's TUSK, And Dolan's MOMMY

David Fincher's back with Gone Girl, his Hitchcockian thriller about marriage and betrayal. Plus, another look at fest faves, from Xavier Dolan's Mommy to Kevin Smith's Tusk.Video embedded below... More »
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Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks THE EQUALIZER, THE BOXTROLLS, PRIDE And THE SKELETON TWINS

This week sees Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington team up with the stylish but unrewarding The Equalizer, a strange and dark stop motion tale in The Boxtrolls, the Sundance film The Skeleton Twins, and Pride, a feel-good Brit dramedy that's... More »
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Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks ALTMAN, LOVE IS STRANGE, And A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

In this week's video, I discuss Liam Neeson doing his usual shtick in A Walk Among The Tombstones, a lovely film about an aging couple (Love Is Strange), and Ron Mann's helpful take on the work of Altman.Please watch the... More »
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Toronto 2014: Twitch Wraps It Up With All Our Reviews And Top Films

The Toronto Film Fest is all said and done for 2014 and again the Twitch team pumped out the reviews. You can find all our reviews here for your perusal and check out our top picks and misses in the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

You know that film starring Liam Neeson where there's a kidnapping, and a series of phone calls and negotiations take place, and there are gun fights and stuff? While this broad description easily describes a slew of his films... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: CUB, A Campfire Story That Fizzles Out

Cub is another of those genre films that has a terrific premise, some really nice moments, but overall comes across as pretty flat and uninteresting. The story begins when a group of cub scouts are led out into the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: ST. VINCENT Delivers Vintage Bill Murray

Not everybody watches quite as many films as some of us. There are those where getting out to a theatre isn't a weekly (or, in my case, daily) occurrence, where the schlepp of getting there, standing in line, getting... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014: IMITATION GAME, LOOK OF SILENCE And More

Another Toronto International Film Festival wraps up, and we look at some of the award winning films, such as The Imitation Game and Felix & Meira, and talk about the remarkable documentary The Look Of SilenceVideo embedded below... More »
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Toronto 2014 Review: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Is A Film For The Ages

Since I saw it back at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act Of Killing has lived up to my early impression - that the work is truly one of the great films of all time,... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE VOICES, Silly And Schizoid

It's days after I saw it, and I still haven't decided if Marjane Satrapi's The Voices is sublime or shit. I think, frankly, that it's an unholy combination of both, a mess of a film that still has moments... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Opening: THE GREEN PRINCE Documents A Moral Quagmire

The documentary The Green Prince tells the story of a unique connection between two men. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of one of the founders of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Arrested at the age of 17, he was... More »
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Toronto 2014 Review: THE IMITATION GAME Falls More Than A Bit Flat

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 »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Fan Expo 2014 Exclusive Interview: Elijah Wood Talks Film, Fans, And More

Not surprisingly, Elijah Wood is a lovely guy. He's a film geek at heart, as passionate about the medium as anyone reading this site. He's made small budget indie films and some of the biggest productions ever made, but... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: RUN Finds Thrilling Drama In Fractured Character Study

Ivorian Philippe Lacôte's film Run is a brash fiction debut for this documentarian. The film begins with an off-camera assassination, and through a series of concentric flashback's we're told the story of Run. Part gangster and part activist, Run... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: WILD, A Decent Film

Taking on another true story after his hugely successful Dallas Buyer's Club, Jean-Marc Vallée this time turns his lens onto the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman with a past who takes it upon herself to hike hundreds of... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Kevin Smith's TUSK Gleefully Plays By Its Own Rules

"Why don't you ask him if he's going to stay? Why don't you ask him if he's going away? Why don't you tell me what's going on?" - TUSK, Fleetwood Mac Kevin Smith is many things to many people... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014 - NIGHTCRAWLER, TUSK, THE LAST 5 YEARS

It's Toronto International Film Festival time, with a street level look at a few gems from this year's crop. Nightcrawler is dark and disturbing, Kevin Smith's Tusk is a strange and wild midnight tale, and The Last Five Years is a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: MONSOON Paints A Brash, Beautiful Portrait Of India And Its Storms

There's something primal about our fascination with storms, something connected for even the most urban of city dwellers to the enormous forces that shape our planet. It's no surprise that earlier civilizations named gods after these elements, and that... More »
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Toronto 2014 Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Is On-Screen Music Theater Done Right

It's common knowledge that a pure musical takes more than a bit of suspension of disbelief. From the first notes, you kind of have to go with the flow, taking in the abstraction as it comes. On stage, this level... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Celebrates The Messiness Of The Universe, Concisely

James Marsh's eye for documentary 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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