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 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.

  • April 22, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Best of Enemies Reviews

    Best of Enemies delves into one of the most profound and influential moments of American political life: the debates between stalwart conservative William F. Buckley and iconoclastic progressive Gore Vidal.

  • April 21, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Review

    It’s hard not to see Brett Morgen’s documentation of Kurt Cobain’s life as anything short of definitive, using both character animation and wonderfully rendered motion graphics to present Cobain’s writings, musings and music in a visually stunning way.

  • April 21, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: Raiders! Review

    Raiders! tells the story of three kids who decided to take up a video camera in 1982 and do a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, a feat even more preposterous prior to the age of home video releases.

  • April 21, 2015

    Hot Docs 2015: What Happened, Miss Simone? Review

    More than a usual rise/fall biography, What Happened, Miss Simone? dives deep into the artist’s life, examining with sometimes uncomfortable detail the swath that she created both in her personal and professional life.

  • 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.