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Jason Gorber

Jason Gorber
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 79% Patriots Day (2017) The film then works best as this kind of warm testimonial to the grit of those that fought back, and a truly terrifying glimpse as to what can happen, and how very much worse it could have very easily been. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jan 13, 2017
100% The Stairs (2016) The Stairs provides an opportunity to showcase this important district in Toronto, providing a means to begin the conversation about just how myriad aspects of mental health, crime, police presence and addiction work within the urban setting. ‐ POV Magazine
Posted Jan 11, 2017
93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle's graceful camera work is thrilling, his timing impeccably tied to sumptuous images that are as delightful as the leads on screen. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Dec 30, 2016
100% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson is an entertaining, engaging work, which is surely one of the finest non-fiction films of the year. ‐ POV Magazine
Posted Dec 28, 2016
F 31% Passengers (2016) It's taken long into the year for one of the worst of the year to rear its head, but this one snuck in just in time. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Dec 27, 2016
A 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) As pure retcon-meets-thought experiment, Rogue One scratches an itch that has been tickling since that initial screening in '77. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Dec 13, 2016
B- 85% Sully (2016) While it stumbles along the way it does seem to do justice to the core precept, that the key to any situation like this that's to be celebrated are the very human decisions that get made to save the day ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Dec 2, 2016
A- 95% Moana (2016) A wonderful journey through the tales of a locale both inviting and intoxicating. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Nov 23, 2016
D+ 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The film could use a lot more grey and lot less in the form of jingoistic, manipulative battlemongering. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Nov 3, 2016
D 19% Inferno (2016) The fires of Inferno don't burn particularly bright. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Oct 28, 2016
D+ 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) When you have the chutzpah to call this re-entry Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, half the heavy lifting's already done from those last three words. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Oct 21, 2016
F 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) I presume the only way to get through The Girl On The Train is to be blackout drunk, convinced during a state of intoxication that what you're watching is in fact good. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Oct 7, 2016
A 90% Into the Inferno (2016) f a great documentary is meant to lead you into a journey both surprising and exhilarating, then Into the Inferno succeeds in spectacular ways. A masterwork filled with stunning visuals and captivating environs. ‐ POV Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2016
A 67% Rats (2016) Rats is a rare doc that both informs and gets under your skin. Beautifully shot and with terrific pace and an effective, over-the-top horror score, it's easily one of the most evocative and downright frightening non-fiction films of the year. ‐ POV Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2016
A 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A story both exhilarating and interesting, well told with stunning visuals and good performances. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Sep 26, 2016
A+ 94% Arrival (2016) Quite simply, Arrival is one of the most extraordinary, affecting films of the year, a delicate balance between intellect and passion, finding ways to entertain while opening one's mind up to possibilities. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Sep 12, 2016
A- 60% War Dogs (2016) It's a tale told with verve and moxie, touching upon the general insanity of the situation while providing a modicum of political and social comment. There's lots to love about War Dogs ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Aug 19, 2016
C+ 26% Suicide Squad (2016) There are those that will hate this film beyond reason, and those that will love it beyond fact. The truth lands somewhere in the middle, as we've got something that feels more squandered than anything... ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Aug 4, 2016
B+ 100% Man Underground (2016) As a love letter to the thrills of conspiracy along with revelling in the lunacy that is indie filmmaking, Man Underground is a fine work indeed. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Aug 1, 2016
A- 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) Far more than just a series of slaughterings, the film transports its audience through an emotional voyage that provides some deadly fun with emotionally charged drama. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jul 23, 2016
B- 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Should you see it? Who the hell knows. But God help me, I think I kind of liked Independence Day: Resurgence. The end may well be nigh. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 23, 2016
92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) By giving us Zappa In His Own Words, Schütte has done a service to the man's legacy and provided a highly entertaining film at the same time. Eat that, naysayers. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Jun 20, 2016
B- 94% Finding Dory (2016) Full on action farce that had me trademark Fast and the Fishiest as a new title for the flick, [yet] with PIXAR's latest outing it seems that they're treading water ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B 28% Warcraft (2016) A film that at its heart spends as much time worried about its characters being three dimensional as it does about it stereographic 3D. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 10, 2016
A+ 89% Loving (2016) There may be no film more important this year, no performances more moving, no film more beautifully and poetically directed than Loving. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted May 26, 2016
A 88% Elle (2016) Elle is a masterwork by a master filmmaker, while Huppert's performance reminds the world once again what a treasure she is. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted May 26, 2016
A- 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Silly, sly, sexy and sordid, The Neon Demon is a dark little burst of joy. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted May 19, 2016
B- 94% Sieranevada (2016) Those familiar with Puiu's work might not be thrown by his patient approach, but the ponderous technique takes no prisoners for the uninitiated. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 12, 2016
B+ 44% Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016) As insight into just what goes on during Robbins' events, the film is both moving and remarkable. ‐ POV Magazine
Posted May 10, 2016
A- 83% Midnight Special (2016) Epic poems could be written about the pleasures of watching a Michael Shannon character slowly lose his cool. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 31, 2016
B- 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) I'm fascinated by the retroactive recontextualization of everything I hated about Man of Steel's ending... It's the stuff of adolescent dreams, yet...Snyder and his team manage to make Batman v Superman feel almost, dare I say it, adult. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 23, 2016
B+ 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a tall glass of dark comedy mixed with serious drama, a drink far more delicious than trailers lead one to believe. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 4, 2016
D 25% London Has Fallen (2016) London has Fallen brings us back to Earth with a solid thud. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 3, 2016
A 98% Zootopia (2016) With a deep, complex yet accessible storyline married to a visually sumptuous telling of an animal tale, the film is an absolute treat, feeling the equal of any classic Disney flick. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 2, 2016
B- 53% Triple 9 (2016) I can be mildly annoyed that the film came close without fully succeeding, or be happy that Triple 9 comes 99.9 percent close to being kind of magnificent. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Feb 25, 2016
B- 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) A great deal of fun, mixing period antics with a contemporary cynicism that's both charming and effective. Its stumbles aside, it's a film well worth seeking out for its provocative storyline and fantastic visual and technical elements. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Feb 5, 2016
A= 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) A New Testament, a riff on the Coens' references, a love letter to a lost age. It's, in short, kind of astonishing. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Feb 4, 2016
A- 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) The CITIZEN KANE of fart joke movies ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Jan 24, 2016
B+ 85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) We get a film that's clearly reverential to its subject but not at the detriment of digging down into what made the man tick. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Jan 22, 2016
A 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens is meant to honour the past and lead us into a new narrative future. It feels like what people feel a Star Wars film is supposed to feel like. The Force is strong with this one. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Dec 16, 2015
A- 95% Creed (2015) Manages to both satisfy fans and toy with expectations, twisting many of the clichés that Rocky helped propagate in order to craft a new bout of pugilism. Easily one of the best films of the season. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Nov 24, 2015
100% Kilo Two Bravo (2015) A rare, incredibly well executed film about brotherhood, tenacity and grit. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Nov 13, 2015
B+ 33% By The Sea (2015) Likely to be dismissed by many, it's a charming film that feels like a love letter to an earlier time while also toying with our contemporary proclivities. Easily Jolie's finest work to date. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Nov 13, 2015
B 65% Spectre (2015) The ghosts laid out in Spectre are put to rest, and if the process isn't quite as seamless as one would hope, there's still a satisfaction of seeing the man shaking it up, if not quite stirring our hearts. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Nov 5, 2015
89% The Price We Pay (2015) The Price We Pay is a complex, nuanced film about a complex, nuanced situation. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Oct 27, 2015
D- 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) KASBAH is crap, an entirely forgettable role for a major comedic talent ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Oct 23, 2015
B+ 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) There's a meaty philosophical underpinning to what superficially is a straightforward cold war romp, and when it's at its best the film really does feel like the work of a true master. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Guillermo del Toro's latest dive into the darkness is a sumptuous, beautifully constructed tale that feels both archaic and inviting. ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 16, 2015
89% Turbo Kid (2015) Turbo Kid is a lot of fun, a goofy ride through the wilds of nostalgia. ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Oct 7, 2015
A 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) A film that's emotionally complex and moving and using the best of its storytelling elements and sublime environment to tell this lovely narrative. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Posted Oct 4, 2015