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.
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...
Twitch Talks to Dave Bautista, From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Dave Bautista is a giant of a man. His arms could clearly crush me without much effort, and my blood would hardly show up against his sleeve tattoos, surely blending in with the symphony of shapes and colours that...
Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
It starts with the soothing sounds of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love". Waves of reverb crash over the Rhodes electric piano riff, a building crescendo vocal harmonies that lead to the plaintive lead vocal line. Thus begins our look at...
Fantasia 2014 Review: CYBERNATURAL
Man, I hate Facebook.Sure, it's what the cool kids have been using these days, at least until Snapchat started taking over as the dominant way of communicating without your mom seeing. While for us old people it's a great way...
Fantasia 2014 Interview: Iguchi Noboru Talks LIVE And More
My introduction to Iguchi Noboru came when I saw him running down the aisle of a cinema in Montreal, bedecked in a too-tight yellow jogging outfit. There to introduce his film Live to the Fantasia Film Festival crowd, he...
Fantasia 2014 Review: Iguchi's LIVE, Silly, Sordid, Satisfying
Out of his many obsessions, it's clear that Iguchi Noboru is an ass man.It's pretty obvious from his camera's obsession with ample posteriors, but in conversation with him, he confirmed his appreciation for the curved tuchas. If that wasn't enough...
Fantasia 2014 Review: IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE Is Cold, Wry, Excellent
I think it's pretty hard not to completely adore Stellan Skarsgård. From his achingly perfect performances working with Von Trier, to comic book blockbusters like Thor, to the original Insomnia, he's one of the great actors of this or any...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BOYHOOD And Fantasia 2014
On location in Montreal, home to the 18th Fantasia Film Festival. Three weeks of genre debauchery, this year has been my first taste of this remarkable fest, and it's already been loads of fun.Also another look at Richard Linklater's Boyhood,...
Fantasia 2014 Review: Chew On This - ZOMBEAVERS Is Dam Excellent
It begins with the pun.Sure, you have a slew of straight-to-VOD crap that is little more than a title stretched too thin over its running time. Be it Sharknado or other of its ilk, it's as if a bunch of...
Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Steve James About LIFE ITSELF And More
It's a rare pleasure to be able to follow up with an interview subject on a given project. I had the pleasure of speaking with documentarian Steve James mere hours after his remarkable film, Life Itself, made its debut....
Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill about I ORIGINS
I Origins is a big little film, tackling issues of identity and ethics under the rubric of a sci-fi film. Taking the notion of eyes being the windows to the soul to a heightened level, the film blends science...
Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and LIFE ITSELF
This week we look at the latest from the Apes franchise, as well as the lovely tribute to Roger Ebert, Life Itself.Video embedded below...
Review: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Doesn't Monkey Around
There will be plenty of hyperbole flung about in celebration of this film with the joy and abandon of an ape playfully lobbing his poop at an appreciative audience.Yet like the scatological simian show at your local zoo, there may...