Posts by Jason Gorber

Mr. Holmes Review

Sir Ian McKellan elevates Mr. Holmes, an otherwise unremarkable period potboiler, to stunning heights with his titular performance as the great detective.

Terminator Genisys Review

Terminator Genisys is a passable little piece of schlocky nostalgia, the most charming part of which is the big wink we get from Arnie who is clearly enjoying himself.

Ted 2 Review

Ted 2 war crime of cinema, something that makes one feel like their soul is being damaged just a little bit by having to suffer through it.

Inside Out Review

At the outset, Pixar's Inside Out is a bit silly and rambunctious, but as the story progresses and the theme is honed, it transcends its concept, making it not only the best Pixar movie in years, but one of the best films of 2015.

Jurassic World Review

Jurassic World spends much of its time both playing with the tropes of the original film and messing around with our expectations. At its best, then, it’s lots of fun.

Live From New York! Interview

Live From New York producer J.L. Pomeroy and Director Bao Nguyen sat down for an exclusive interview with Dork Shelf to talk about the challenges of making the film stand out from a crowded field, and the responsibilities they felt in doing justice to the legacy of SNL.

Entourage Review

The Entourage movie kicks over the neat narrative piles the show swept up, only to clean everything back up again, making the film feel even more redundant and unnecessary.

San Andreas Review

San Andreas delivers all the destruction, mayhem and special effects that audiences go to this kind of movie to see. But is there more to it than just that?

Maggie Review

Maggie plays around with zombie movie tropes and has some good performances, but that's overshadowed by a dingy aesthetic and the cliches they didn't manage to avoid.

Hot Docs 2015: Tig Notaro Interview

Dork Shelf had the pleasure of interviewing comedian Tig Notaro at the premiere of Tig, a documentary about the worst four months of her life and the incredible year that followed.

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.