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:

  • April 21, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: The Visit Review

    Extra Terrestrials have landed. Well, not really. But for the sake argument, let’s say they have. What would we do? How would we react? More importantly, who would be writing the press release?

  • April 21, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Western Review

    The Ross Brother’s Western provides deep insight in to the lives of these two remarkable individuals, as well as the community to which they belong.

  • April 14, 2015

    Ex Machina Review

    Ex Machina is a high concept film about genius, obsession, lust, love, and violence. It’s a sci-fi thriller in an Asimovian vein, delving deeply into notions of identity while remaining accessible and entertaining.

  • April 11, 2015

    Danny Collins Review

    Danny Collins has the makings of something terrific, but it doesn’t quite reach the heights to which it aspires.

  • April 7, 2015

    The Last Man On The Moon Interview

    Gene Cernan is the subject of Marg Craig’s documentary Last Man on the Moon. They were in Toronto to discuss the film as part of The Bloor Cinema/HotDocs’ “Doc Soup” series, our conversation was wide ranging and at times deeply moving.

  • April 2, 2015

    Furious 7 Review

    Furious 7 makes no bones about what it is and delivers on everything we’ve come to want from one of the most preposterous, unnecessary yet thoroughly enjoyable series in film history.

  • March 30, 2015

    The Last Man on the Moon Review

    The Last Man on The Moon looks back at the Apollo program through the eyes of Eugene Cernan, an astronaut who is still very much alive but is of an era that is not. This is a thoughtful doc that’s worth the trip to the cinema.

  • March 27, 2015

    The Wonders Review

    Our newest critic writes about how seeing The Wonders outside the competition and chaos of the Cannes film festival, where it won the Grand Prix, actually changed the strange rural tale for the better.

  • March 26, 2015

    Dustin Hoffman Interview

    Dustin Hoffman talks to us about what he looks for in a director, who he’d still like to work with, his new film Boychoir and what burger place he took the cast and crew out to while shooting.

  • March 19, 2015

    The Gunman Review

    The Gunman stars Sean Penn as a sniper in a film that feels past its prime. Despite a stellar supporting cast including Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, the only thing on mark is the aim of the protagonist.

  • March 17, 2015

    Interview: Jack O’Connell

    We spoke with Jack O’Connell about his performance in the breathtaking ’71 and how from his experience, the best films are the ones that hurt the most.

  • March 12, 2015

    Run All Night Review

    In a season notorious for film famine, a decent fast food action flick can taste like cinematic steak, which is why our newest critic ate up Run All Night.