Jason Gorber Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) It's a powerful story, and Hedges, Crowe and especially Kidman do an exemplary job of eliciting empathy. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/5 89% Freaks (2018) While it may not be entirely successful, there's certainly loads to celebrate about the debut from co-writer/directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
F 70% Papi Chulo (2018) A poisionously bad, blindly racist and sadistically awful film.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) With Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang [McDonald's] experience comes to the fore, constructing a film that packs into a feature length running time an impactful and engaging look at this fine subject.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
A- 100% Firecrackers (2018) An explosive debut.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
A+ 99% Roma (2018) Roma represents a certain kind of cinematic peak, where on both production and story grounds we're treated to something that nears perfection the way that only the truly great works do. ‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
A 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Great music, great performances, a doomed love story with plenty of heart on display, A Star Is Born really is a triumph, a reminder that sometimes playing the hits can really bring the house down.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B- 67% Kursk (2018) As a conversation starter, a character study and a record of the events Kursk does a decent job of reminding the world of the men lost that day.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
A 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A film that will affect you deeply both emotionally and intellectually. This is great cinema, and it proves unequivocally that Jenkins is one of the great filmmakers of his generation.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
78% Mouthpiece (2018) A moving, warm film that neither pulls its punches nor revels in misanthropy, MOUTHPIECE is an exceptional work, one that feels very much a perfect vehicle for the best of Rozema's craft and proclivities.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 93% Cam (2018) As both social commentary and a tense, thrilling genre piece, Cam exceeds any preconceptions and provides a bit of kinky, smart fun. ‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
A 83% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) For a few open to its surreal, somber, silly greatness, this film is a towering achievement.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
A No Score Yet Neomanila (2017) Scathing, sublime, 'Neomanila' is a terrific work of international cinema, bristling with excellence and impact.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
A- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) A powerful, sensitive film that looks at those stuck between the obligations of society and the invisible scars that conflict leaves behind.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Does justice to this odd, haunting tale.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C- 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) I'm sorry that I didn't love you, 'Sorry to Bother You'.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Bully for the filmmakers for trying to have their cake and have a dinosaur eat it too.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
B- 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Adequate to sate the audience between the major tentpoles.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
B 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) We still have the original 'Sicario' to love nearly unconditionally, and this movie does nothing to get in the way of that feeling.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
B 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) 'Incredibles 2' proves to be a credible follow-up, offering an assemblage of avenging superheroes who manage to entertain and exhilarate if never quite surprise.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
B- 71% Adrift (2018) The film adroitly navigates between romance and catastrophe, drawing audiences into a satisfying story of seafaring survival.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B- 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) illiam's latest may not equal his greatest works, but they speak to their qualities, and remind us all to take chances and learn that sometimes the most ridiculous of quests is often reward in and of itself. ‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
C+ 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) So with Solo we get a backstory that manages moments of greatness while the rest of the film feels, well, "forced". That bad feeling I had about this seems to have been on target.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) For those who feel this to be insufferable it's an understandable position. For others, this may be one of the more affecting and memorable films they're to see in some time. ‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
A- 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Blackkklansman is an excoriating, unapologetic s--- on the chest of Trumpians and their nativist agenda, and may well serve as one of the defining films of this era just as Birth of a Nation and Gone With The Wind did in theirs.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B- 76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) Akin to flipping the channels rapidly while hearing the droning at a Swiss mental institution where one of the inmates mutters about meaning and scrawling obscenities and profundities on the wall. But that's the way Monsieur Godard wants it to be.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B+ 96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) An unusually effective film about these very unusual nutria, 'Rodents of Unusual Size' is an exceptional work of non-fiction that illuminates as much as it entertains.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
D- 61% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Don't be fooled. Everybody knows that 'Everybody Knows' is a dud, even if they can't admit it to themselves.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B+ 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is 'Avengers: Disassemble', a dark but deliberate film that, despite some flaws, is easily the best group flick that Marvel has yet produced.‐ HighDef Digest
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
A- 96% Wildlife (2018) Powerhouse turns by Gyllenhaal and Mulligan, lovely visuals, terrific production design and a story that may feel familiar but quickly sets itself apart. ‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
C+ 64% 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.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
C+ 87% 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‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
A 99% 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. ‐ ThatShelf.com
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.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A+ 99% 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.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 93% Mandy (2018) Mandy is bravura batshittery‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A 89% 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.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 89% 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. ‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A 76% 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.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 70% Damsel (2018) Damsel is a delight, a strange mix of revenge, retribution and unrequited romance‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
A 93% Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (2018) Creepy, clever and caustic, Time Share is a terrific film that crawls under your skin ‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
A- 93% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting feels like a phenomenon, a film that's sure to not only engage with present audiences but for generations to come.‐ ThatShelf.com
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. ‐ ThatShelf.com
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.‐ ThatShelf.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
A 93% First Reformed (2018) A great work by a great artist doing things that great art should do - making us think, feel and reflect.‐ ThatShelf.com
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
87% 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
95% 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
82% 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