Jason Gorber Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 70% Lizzie (2018) We're treated to some fine moments between Lizze and Bridget, a bombastic murder sequence that stands above all else, and the rest a jumble of parlour drama and period piece breadcrumbs.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
C+ 80% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) If there's any justice a tale like The Miseducation of Cameron Post will in time feel even more archaic‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
A 100% Eighth Grade (2018) Caustic, hilarious, and wonderfully effective, Burnham's Eighth Grade may drum up anxious feelings long buried, but it does so with a wit and intelligence that's unbeatable. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A+ 100% Shirkers (2018) It feels a bit like fate, as if Tan and her friend's work needed to buried only to be unearthed when the time was right, when a dash of nostalgia and the self-critical aptitude gained through adulthood can properly situate this strange work.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A+ 96% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A wonderful film crafted by a master of non-fiction, this is a truly great work that will speak to audiences young and old alike.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 100% Mandy (2018) Mandy is bravura batshittery‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A 100% Hereditary (2018) An exercise in dramatic tension, character drama and creepy, cultish horror, Hereditary is a fascinating hybrid that nourishes our desires to be entertained, thrilled and emotionally impacted all at once.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 79% American Animals (2018) American Animals brilliantly confronts the epistemological conundrum at the heart of crafting truthful non-fiction while simultaneously undercutting the tools that fiction films use to elevate these based-on-life tales. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A 77% Tyrel (2018) It's a work that opens up discussion as much as it illustrates divides, and in so doing so does more than many to properly articulate both the challenges and strengths of building this or any community.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 79% Damsel (2018) Damsel is a delight, a strange mix of revenge, retribution and unrequited romance‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
A 91% Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (2018) Creepy, clever and caustic, Time Share is a terrific film that crawls under your skin ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
A- 92% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting feels like a phenomenon, a film that's sure to not only engage with present audiences but for generations to come.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
A- 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A blockbuster with the beating heart of its creator worn proudly on its sleeve. ‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B- No Score Yet Opus Zero (2017) A modest work in terms of its scope and effect, highly ambitious in terms of its philosophical ambitions.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
A 96% First Reformed (2018) A great work by a great artist doing things that great art should do - making us think, feel and reflect.‐ Dork Shelf
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
84% The Square (2017) The Square is a delight, a masterclass in anxiousness and discomfort pitted towards intellectual exploration. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Borg/McEnroe is more than just a terrific tennis film, it's a rich and detailed examination of elite competition itself.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
90% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) A mix of concert doc and intimate verité, Fiennes has crafted a film that feels like Stop Making Sense via Frederick Wiseman.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
94% Sweet Country (2018) A provocative, politically sophisticated look at a history of Australia that has been proverbially whitewashed from general discourse.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
80% Valley of Shadows (2017) The title Valley of Shadows speaks to its diaphanous nature, a difficult to pin down, ephemeral tale that nonetheless speaks to a greater illumination that helps cast its form. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
96% Foxtrot (2018) The film tackles grief in a way so raw that it almost burns, with wrenching moments of both quiet and rage that simply astound.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) A true independent product that is anything but a vanity project.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
89% Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) (2017) A film of violence and values, Euthanizer is a strange beast, providing a film experience completely different than you'd find in mainstream cinema.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
B 56% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) This is fast food cinema, tasty enough and well prepared, a far better dish than the original, and sure to be snacked upon by a large audience.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
A 98% Jane (2017) A powerful work of non-fiction that's cinematically sublime.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) With elements of noir, horror, romance and musical filmmaking The Shape of Water provides a heady brew of references, all combining to form a delightful whole.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2018) This is a film as sharp as the skates Harding wears. Robbie is revelatory, Janney just amazing and the rest of the cast is equal to the task of bringing this amazingly American tale to life.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) There's no messing around here, Gerwig is a terrific talent on screen and on the page, and now we've got proof that as a director she's taken it up to a whole other notch.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) A pure, profound pleasure, Brad's Status effortlessly presents a story that it would be easy to dismiss yet isn't here. It's a supremely mature work from White.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
92% Stronger (2017) To its credit, the film has far less to do with the specifics of one event and instead focuses on a far more universal message of recovery, self-doubt and the reconciliation and acceptance required to overcome any personal loss.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) A fascinating story fairly well told with a committed take by its lead.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) As lurid as dark comedies go, The Death of Stalin is one of the year's most outrageously fun and provocative films.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon provides a subject right for its tone, making this easily Clooney's best since Good Night and Good Luck. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet The Slippers (2016) Despite the stylistic and formal misfires, The Slippers' subject does remain compelling for any lover of film, and one does get a glimpse into a niche group for whom the The Wizard of Oz holds a powerful meaning.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
90% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) It's a testament to the quality of filmmaking that Bobby Sands: 66 Days comes across neither as a piece of propaganda, a screed, or a dry piece of journalism.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
95% De Palma (2016) The film may live as little more than a supplement on a future box set, but Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow do well enough to give a sense of the breadth De Palma's career while letting the iconoclastic director write his history in his own way.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
98% Hoop Dreams (1994) Hoop Dreams was declared a masterpiece early on, and decades later its prestige hasn't diminished one bit. ‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
99% The Interrupters (2011) Moving, heartbreaking yet intensely hopeful, The Interrupters is a world-class feat of journalism and documentary craft.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
94% American Movie (1999) . . .American Movie remains a peerless feature doc. 17 years after its initial release, it remains a vital part of the non-fiction canon, a warm look at artistic folly that speaks to the delusional dreamer in all of us.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) It's a reverie indeed- part dream, part nightmare-and yet again Herzog's way of looking proves to be both illuminating and entertaining.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
81% Unlocking the Cage (2016) As a documentation of these early stages, combined with a charismatic subject on the hunt for what he feels to be a matter of fundamental justice, Unlocking the Cage is sure to be a film that many audiences will find captivating.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
74% Holy Hell (2016) The subject matter is so intoxicating, the footage unique and powerful, that even the flaws in this documentary can't erode the power of the stories and fascinating characters presented in Holy Hell.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) The film showcases Lear's talent without eulogizing him, presenting a warts-and-all take that still manages to highlight the remarkable vitality that this iconic TV man still exudes.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
No Score Yet Diving Into the Unknown (Takaisin pintaan) (2016) You're unlikely to find a more harrowing documentary this year than Diving Into The Unknown.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
75% Ants on a Shrimp (2016) As a film it may be flawed and a little uneven, but as food porn, Ants on a Shrimp has got enough chewable money shots to make even the most jaded of foodies salivate.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
98% The Last Laugh (2017) Ferne Pearlstein does well to keep the questions coming and the conversation a rich one, presenting to a wide audience the kind of kibitzing that has characterized Jewish comics.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
94% Life, Animated (2016) Life, Animated tells the extraordinary tale of Owen Suskind who found that through classic animated Disney films like The Lion King and The Jungle Book, he could develop communication skills to make sense of the world.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% The War Show (2016) As both testimony and memorial, The War Show provides a voice for those no longer with us, showcasing that spark of optimism that's still fostering in Syria while darker forces move in to co-opt the movement.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
85% I Am Bolt (2016) What saves the film from being a mere commercial for Bolt's global entourage to enjoy are the tiny moments of unguarded intimacy: the snap of a coach at his laziness, or the sight of Bolt wheeling about in an empty hotel room looking out of sorts.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
90% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) A fine film about a complex and delicate subject, Nobody Speak stands out as an exceptional work with big ideas about democracy and free speech.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017