Filmfest

Filmfest is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jason Gorber
Rating Title/Year Author
A- You're Next (2011) Jason Gorber It kicks ass with the abandon of a place kicker. There's so much kickage that the filmmakers no doubt had to wear special shoes. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2013
C+ Deliver Us From Evil (2009) Jason Gorber Certainly worth a view, but not the breakout Danish film that I've come to expect year after year. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2013
A- The Master (2012) Jason Gorber THE MASTER is a brilliant film. THE MASTER is a confounding film. The Master is a terrible film. THE MASTER may talked about for the ages or forgotten in a few years. THE MASTER may be a masterpiece, THE MASTER may be empty of content... EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2012
A+ The Raid: Redemption (2011) Jason Gorber THE RAID is, quite simply, an absolutely badass film, an instant classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2012
B+ Red (2010) Jason Gorber If you don't smile at the image of a stunningly beautiful Dame Helen Mirren, resplendent in a gorgeous white gown, plowing down gunmen with her 50mm caliber tripod mounted gun, then you simply can't be helped. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2010
A+ Armadillo (2010) Jason Gorber This is gritty, engaging, smart, gorgeously shot, an intimate epic. Armadillo is simply an extraordinary feat of filmmaking and another masterpiece from the film minds in Denmark. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2010
B- Reel Injun (2009) Jason Gorber At its heart this is a well made, provocative made-for-television documentary, a mix of movie clips and talking head interviews. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2010
A Micmacs (2009) Jason Gorber Micmacs, if light and silly, is still a wonderful thing to behold, as clever and beautifully constructed as the wonderful automata that populate the tinker's workroom in the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
B+ Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Jason Gorber There's a dark, dark humour throughout that keeps the film from plunging into over-the-top farce. In the end, BLT is a rambunctious, ridiculous feat of cinematic excess. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
F Excited (2009) Jason Gorber Canadian crap, an absolute embarrassment to our country's cinema. Awful, terrible performances, sloppy direction, and yet another example of just how terrible a film of this ilk can be. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
B My Dog Tulip (2009) Jason Gorber This is at its heart a love story between a man and his dog, and the adventures that unfold are a mix of sweet, ridiculous and absurd. A charming little piece, a pleasurable distraction from more heady films. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
A- Hipsters (2011) Jason Gorber The music's fun, the production design top notch, this unexpected little treasure was an absolute joy. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
A+ Mr. Nobody (2009) Jason Gorber This is thought provoking without pretentiousness, full of ideas and passion that deserves a wide audience...Giving oneself over to the film is a pleasure that's not soon to be repeated. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
B+ A Town Called Panic (2009) Jason Gorber This is just silly fun, a bunch of plastic people that seem at times, shockingly, to have quite a bit of character depth and nuance. Mostly, however, it's gag after gag, and does run out of steam towards the end. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
F Wheat (2009) Jason Gorber Another dynastic Chinese historical epic gone awry - this one's even worse than you might expect. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
A- Eastern Promises (2007) Jason Gorber "It starts very well, and we're immediately drawn into this world of dead pregnant teens, the Russian mob, the hermeneutics of tattoos and the archetypal disappointment of a father with his son." EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
A Up in the Air (2009) Jason Gorber Reitman proves with Up in the Air that the sky's the limit for his career - he has proven with his three films to be one of the premiere directors of his generation. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
B+ The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) Jason Gorber A highly interesting film from writer/director Blakeson, a fine low- budget thriller with good performances, with a clever yet archetypal plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
A- Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008) Jason Gorber Let me be blunt - Ong Bak 2 is an incoherent mess...[Yet is] awesome, stupid, incoherent fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2010
B+ Last Night (2010) Jason Gorber Keira Knightley gives one of her most nuanced performances, showing extraordinary range without ever coming across as showy... This is a well crafted, enjoyable ensemble piece with a captivating conclusion. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2010
A+ I'm Not There (2007) Jason Gorber Sit back, and enjoy one of the finest biographical films ever made... This is a fiction about a lie more true than the truth, the story of the story, with metaphors writ large on the screen, metaphors about the smiling simile that is Bob Dylan. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2007