Jason Gorber

Editor-in-Chief / Chief Critic
Jason Gorber is a film journalist and member of the Toronto Film Critics Association, OFCS and the Critics Choice Association. He is CBC Radio Metro Morning's Film Correspondent, and regularly contributes to POV Magazine, RogerEbert.com and CBC Radio's q programme. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Screen Anarchy (aka TwitchFilm), SlashFilm, HighDefDigest, Birth.Movies.Death, IndieWire and more. He has appeared on CTV NewsChannel, CP24, and many other broadcasters. He has been a jury member at the Reykjavik International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, RiverRun Film Festival, TIFF Canada's Top 10, Reel Asian, Festival Regard and Fantasia's New Flesh Award. Jason has been a Tomatometer-approved critic for over 20 years.

Articles by Jason Gorber:

  • Love
    November 13, 2015

    Love Review

    Love is an often unkind, sordid little film about unlikable characters doing unlikable things, yet when you strip away the superficial and immature sexuality it’s actually quite a moving and engaging work.

  • November 12, 2015

    By The Sea Review

    It would be easy to dismiss By The Sea as an excuse for a celebrity couple to shoot a glamorous film in an exotic locale, but writer/ director Angelina Jolie Pitt has created a contemplation of marriage that is actually artistic and noteworthy.

  • Kilo Two Bravo
    November 12, 2015

    Kilo Two Bravo Review

    Less a war film than a story about what war is really like, Kilo Two Bravo is an astonishing work of both beauty and bravery.

  • November 5, 2015

    Spectre Review

    Spectre could very well be Daniel Craig’s swan song as Bond, and it just seems like his heart isn’t in it… nor anyone else’s for that matter.

  • October 30, 2015

    The Keeping Room Review

    The Keeping Room has a promising premise and several ingredients for a successful bit of genre bending filmmaking, but the various elements never quite gel as well as they could or should.

  • October 28, 2015

    My Fair Lady’s Digital Makeover

    What does it take to a restore a classic film and give it a new HD upgrade? We talk about this meticulous process with film archivist Robert A. Harris, who cleaned up My Fair Lady for its new Blu-ray presentation.

  • October 23, 2015

    Atom Egoyan Interview

    An in-depth conversation with writer/ director Atom Egoyan on the storied career that led to his latest film, Remember.

  • October 23, 2015

    Rock the Kasbah Review

    Rock The Kasbah is a trainwreck that even Bill Murray can’t get back on track.

  • Room
    October 22, 2015

    Room Review

    Lenny Abrahamson’s Room is a deeply nuanced film with real suspense and anxiety throughout.

  • October 16, 2015

    Bridge of Spies Review

    Should we hold Spielberg to a higher standard just because he’s Spielberg? Jason Gorber’s review of Bridge of Spies examine this and other questions.

  • October 9, 2015

    Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson Interview

    With co-collaborator Evan Johnson adding a complementary variable, The Forbidden Room adds to Guy Maddin’s ever-evolving oeuvre of experimental cinema, . We spoke with them about how this film fits in with today’s screenscape.

  • October 9, 2015

    Hyena Road Review

    Paul Gross’ look at Canadian military in Afghanistan feels authentic for the most part, but Hyena Road still displays some of the director’s melodramatic tendencies that prevent it from being great.

  • Mississippi Grind
    September 24, 2015

    Mississippi Grind Review

    Gambling films are hard. Can Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds help elevate the genre?