Posts by Jason Gorber

Hot Docs 2015: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Review

It’s hard not to see Brett Morgen’s documentation of Kurt Cobain’s life as anything short of definitive, using both character animation and wonderfully rendered motion graphics to present Cobain’s writings, musings and music in a visually stunning way.

Hot Docs 2015: Raiders! Review

Raiders! tells the story of three kids who decided to take up a video camera in 1982 and do a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, a feat even more preposterous prior to the age of home video releases.

Hot Docs 2015: The Visit Review

Extra Terrestrials have landed. Well, not really. But for the sake argument, let’s say they have. What would we do? How would we react? More importantly, who would be writing the press release?

Hot Docs 2015: Western Review

The Ross Brother’s Western provides deep insight in to the lives of these two remarkable individuals, as well as the community to which they belong.

Ex Machina Review

Ex Machina is a high concept film about genius, obsession, lust, love, and violence. It’s a sci-fi thriller in an Asimovian vein, delving deeply into notions of identity while remaining accessible and entertaining.

Danny Collins Review

Danny Collins has the makings of something terrific, but it doesn’t quite reach the heights to which it aspires.

The Last Man On The Moon Interview

Gene Cernan is the subject of Marg Craig’s documentary Last Man on the Moon. They were in Toronto to discuss the film as part of The Bloor Cinema/HotDocs’ “Doc Soup” series, our conversation was wide ranging and at times deeply moving.

Furious 7 Review

Furious 7 makes no bones about what it is and delivers on everything we've come to want from one of the most preposterous, unnecessary yet thoroughly enjoyable series in film history.

The Last Man on the Moon Review

The Last Man on The Moon looks back at the Apollo program through the eyes of Eugene Cernan, an astronaut who is still very much alive but is of an era that is not. This is a thoughtful doc that's worth the trip to the cinema.

The Wonders Review

Our newest critic writes about how seeing The Wonders outside the competition and chaos of the Cannes film festival, where it won the Grand Prix, actually changed the strange rural tale for the better.

Dustin Hoffman Interview

Dustin Hoffman talks to us about what he looks for in a director, who he'd still like to work with, his new film Boychoir and what burger place he took the cast and crew out to while shooting.

The Gunman Review

The Gunman stars Sean Penn as a sniper in a film that feels past its prime. Despite a stellar supporting cast including Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, the only thing on mark is the aim of the protagonist.

Interview: Jack O’Connell

We spoke with Jack O'Connell about his performance in the breathtaking '71 and how from his experience, the best films are the ones that hurt the most.

Run All Night Review

In a season notorious for film famine, a decent fast food action flick can taste like cinematic steak, which is why our newest critic ate up Run All Night.