Posts by Jason Gorber

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.

Hot Docs 2015: Listen To Me Marlon Review

Listen To Me Marlon is a surreal, intimate look at the iconic Brando, with stories told through the use of interview clips, vintage footage and, most tellingly, a series of tapes that the actor made for himself as a kind of hypnotic therapy.

Hot Docs 2015: Best of Enemies Reviews

Best of Enemies delves into one of the most profound and influential moments of American political life: the debates between stalwart conservative William F. Buckley and iconoclastic progressive Gore Vidal.

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.