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.
Toronto 2014 Review: THE CONNECTION Misses Its Mark
The Connection (titled La French in its native county) has the makings of a great film, which is what makes the final product such a disapointment. Drawing upon the same case that was the basis for the William Friedkin...
Toronto 2014 Review: BIG GAME, Big Fun That Feels Totally Fresh
It's such a delight to see a film that plays by its own rules, fulfilling the premise that it sets up, and delivering right through to the conclusion. This is especially true for Midnight movies, as often you get...
Toronto 2014 Review: NIGHTCRAWLER Out Networks NETWORK
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...
Toronto 2014 Review: THE PRICE WE PAY, One Of The Most Compelling Docs Of The Year
It's not often that something as dry as tax theory can result in an engrossing night at the movies, but credit Harold Crooks and his team for providing an exceptional articulation about the vagaries of "off shoring" in an...
Toronto 2014 Preview: TIFF Docs & Contemporary World Cinema
Yesterday we chatted about Midnight & Vanguard and the day previous it was Galas & Special Presentations. Today our preview of the Toronto International Film Fest 2014 marches on with some picks in the Contemporary World Cinema and TIFF Docs...
Telluride 2014 Review: ROSEWATER, Jon Stewart's Debut Is Earnest, If Middling
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 the beacon for popular American political satire,...
Twitch Film Celebrates 10 Years
A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014 And THE NOVEMBER MAN
The November Man tries to inject a bit of an older James Bond style into the contemporary spy game, and despite some good intentions it all falters.Also, talked about a couple of much anticipated films from the upcoming Toronto International...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Richard Attenborough, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, And THE CONGRESS
The latest edition of my video report is dedicated to memories of the late Lord Richard Attenborough, star of numerous classics and a world class director.Also, a look at Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as the...
Review: SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR, Where Broken Dreams Go To Die
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, like its sibling film 300: Rise of an Empire, is a sequel few were clamoring for. The first film from 2005 set the tone for these Frank Miller adaptations, strongly graphical with a...
Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks THE F WORD/WHAT IF With Michael Dowse
When I called Michael Dowse for our interview, I tried hard not to sound like a crazy person. I admit that I've been a bit vocal about his films on Twitter, and believe (without any sarcasm or irony) that...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks TMNT, THE GIVER, EXPENDABLES 3 And More!
Loads of end-of-season flicks to talk about, including the truly egregious TMNT, the barely-better-than-the-last-one Expendables 3, YA dystopian romp The Giver, and a brief shout-out to Frank and Calvary.Video embedded below...
Review: THE EXPENDABLES 3 Isn't Execrable...Mostly
"It's better than the last one!" Faint praise, perhaps, but given that Expendables films don't aim very high, it's probably praise that will be graciously accepted for The Expendables 3. Probably. It's fair to say the entire Expendables franchise...
Review: FRANK, Close To Being A Masterpiece
All the ingredients are here for me to adore Frank. You've got a quirky premise surrounding a bunch of musical fun, a standout performance by one of the world's best actors, a mix of the somber and the slapstick all...
Twitchvision: Remembering Robin Williams
Mork & Mindy, The Fisher King, Deconstructing Harry, Toys, Aladdin, The World According To Garp, Good Will Hunting: A small smattering of films and shows for which Robin Williams will be forever remembered. A Julliard-trained actor with a wild comedic...
Review: Football Doc WE COULD BE KING Tackles Big Issues
Sports docs are fickle things. Often they're little more than highlight reels, adding a bit of social drama in to make the story seem more relevant than just the drama tallied on the scoreboard. Yet when done right, the...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Shark Week - JAWS And DEEP BLUE SEA
A minor diversion this week away from talk of turtles or tornadoes, in favour of talking about two of my favourite requisite caetusian creature features.Jaws needs little introduction, perhaps, but it's still well worth pointing out that this accidental masterpiece...
Fantasia 2014: Twitch Wraps It Up With Our Reviews And Top Picks
It was a banner year, the 18th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Yes, the festival is old enough to drink alcohol now in La Belle Province, and over the three weeks of cinema -- both cutting edge and...
Review: THE DOG, An Engrossing Look At The Real Guy Behind DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Highly entertaining if slightly indulgent, The Dog looks at the life of John Wojtowicz, the man who was portrayed by Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's classic Dog Day Afternoon. Wojtowicz is a pretty fascinating guy who crammed more than his...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks GUARDIANS, GET ON UP, And More
Another huge Marvel summer blockbuster has exploded at the box office, this one directed by Super's James Gunn. I never thought Guardians of the Galaxy would hit it off with audiences, but I'm pleased to see it doing as well as...