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:


  • June 18, 2015

    Inside Out Review

    At the outset, Pixar’s Inside Out is a bit silly and rambunctious, but as the story progresses and the theme is honed, it transcends its concept, making it not only the best Pixar movie in years, but one of the best films of 2015.

  • June 11, 2015

    Jurassic World Review

    Jurassic World spends much of its time both playing with the tropes of the original film and messing around with our expectations. At its best, then, it’s lots of fun.

  • June 9, 2015

    Live From New York! Interview

    Live From New York producer J.L. Pomeroy and Director Bao Nguyen sat down for an exclusive interview with Dork Shelf to talk about the challenges of making the film stand out from a crowded field, and the responsibilities they felt in doing justice to the legacy of SNL.

  • June 3, 2015

    Entourage Review

    The Entourage movie kicks over the neat narrative piles the show swept up, only to clean everything back up again, making the film feel even more redundant and unnecessary.

  • May 28, 2015

    San Andreas Review

    San Andreas delivers all the destruction, mayhem and special effects that audiences go to this kind of movie to see. But is there more to it than just that?

  • May 19, 2015

    Michael Winterbottom Interview

    We chat with Michael Winterbottom about the nature of journalism and tragedy as addressed in latest film, The Face of An Angel, opening this week.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    May 11, 2015

    Mad Max: Fury Road Video Interview

    We sat down with Mad Max: Fury Road mastermind George Miller and co-star Nicholas Hoult to discuss insane car stunts and the film’s long journey to the big screen.

  • May 8, 2015

    Maggie Review

    Maggie plays around with zombie movie tropes and has some good performances, but that’s overshadowed by a dingy aesthetic and the cliches they didn’t manage to avoid.

  • April 27, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Tig Notaro Interview

    Dork Shelf had the pleasure of interviewing comedian Tig Notaro at the premiere of Tig, a documentary about the worst four months of her life and the incredible year that followed.

  • April 23, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Censored Voices Review

    In Censored Voices, an examination of both memory and politics, retired Israeli soldiers listen to their own voices recorded after a victorious occupation over 40 years ago.

  • April 23, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Beyond The Fear Review

    Beyond the Fear tackles the story of Yigal Amir, the assassin of Ytizhak Rabin who found himself at the center of numerous ethical and political debates about whether a country founded on the ashes of intolerance would treat the murderer of their own leader with humanity.

  • April 22, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: The Wolfpack Review

    The Wolfpack has all the elements of a fun, feel good documentary, that is if you ignore all the missing pieces that really make it sad and misjudged.

  • April 22, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Listen To Me Marlon Review

    Listen To Me Marlon is a surreal, intimate look at the iconic Brando, with stories told through the use of interview clips, vintage footage and, most tellingly, a series of tapes that the actor made for himself as a kind of hypnotic therapy.