“In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We enjoy a position over those who offer their work and selves up for judgement. We thrive on negative criticism which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.” – Anton Ego – Ratatouille
About the website:
One Movie, Five Views was launched on June 20th, 2008, with a review of Get Smart. We are a group of freelance writers from Toronto, ON, Canada. What makes us unique and stand out from other websites is that five people will each watch the same movie, write a review, and then form a consensus. The idea behind the website is five different views or opinions on the same movie.
Our main content includes reviews of movies newly released to theatres, as well as reviews and profiles of titles new to DVD. We also frequently feature opinion pieces on different aspects of the entertainment industry, and reviews of film related books and soundtracks. We also share interviews with notable names in the industry, and offer notable pieces of entertainment related news from time to time.
All of our reviews are free of offensive language and any spoilers will be marked in advance. As for comments, we always welcome the thoughts and opinions of our readers and will try to find an answer to any of your questions. We often try to respond, but comments on more recent posts and ones that are directly related to what we wrote are more likely to get a reply. However, we will not upload any overly offensive comments, so please keep things civilized.
You can follow us on twitter @1Movie5Views
About the writers:
John C. is a freelance entertainment writer who lives in Toronto. He has always loved a wide variety of films and enjoys sharing his opinions and criticisms on what you should and shouldn’t see at the movies to a wide, international audience. John is also in charge of some of the ‘behind the scenes’ work that has to be done with the website, including updates to our active Twitter page.
Erin V. currently works mainly as a freelance writer, and enjoys experimenting in several writing mediums, including screenwriting. She is also a musician and artist, with a specialized interest in film music, filmmaking, and animation. As well as being one of the writers, Erin is in charge of the technical upkeep of the website, including the graphic design elements, such as the movie-themed headers.
Nicole is an artist, illustrator, and freelance writer. She appreciates film as another art form and likes to write about it from that perspective.
Maureen has a background in marketing, education, and advocacy for those who learn and communicate differently. She believes that writing and movies are powerful tools for change and enjoys both.
Tony, while getting a masters degree in engineering and throughout his career teaching high school science, has always enjoyed good films and music. He is now enjoying a career change as a freelance writer.