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“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.”

Ratatouille (2007)

Welcome to The Joy of Movies! Formerly One Movie, Our Views, we are a Canadian entertainment website based in Toronto that has always been designed to celebrate just that; the joy that comes from watching and discussing cinema in all its forms.

The bulk of our content includes reviews of new theatrical and streaming releases, with us covering everything from the biggest blockbusters to the tiniest independent films. We are also big believers in the importance of physical media, and offer weekly home entertainment reviews of new physical media releases on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, with an eye for SteelBooks and exclusive packaging.

Film festivals are also a main focus of ours, with annual coverage of Hot Docs and TIFF. Some of our other features have included opinion pieces on different aspects of the entertainment industry, as well as reviews of various film related books and movie soundtracks. We have also done interviews with some notable names in the industry. As a general policy, we try to keep our reviews free of overly offensive language, and any spoilers will be marked in advance.

The history of the website dates back to June 2008, when it was first launched by siblings John Corrado and Erin Corrado under the name “One Movie, Five Views” with reviews of the Steve Carell spy comedy Get Smart. The initial idea behind the website was that five people would all see the same movie, each write a review, and then form a consensus by averaging out the number grades. But five views stopped being feasible for us to do on a regular basis, and the site’s name was changed to “One Movie, Our Views” in 2013 to better reflect the fact that it wasn’t always going to be five views.

The site has since evolved to offer more singular reviews of films written by John Corrado (co-founder of the site), who has taken up the mantle of primary (and currently sole) writer and has tirelessly kept the website going as a passion project.

Co-Founders:

John Corrado is an entertainment writer who has lived in Toronto all his life and has always loved a wide variety of films, from old classics to modern cinema. A lifelong fan of Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, John’s early cinematic influences also include the works of John Hughes, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock. He enjoys getting to share his opinions on films with a large international audience, with a particular eye for queer stories, coming of age movies, animation, and films that are successfully able to mix comedy and drama. John also dabbles in acting, screenwriting, and various other aspects of independent film production. You can also follow him on Twitter and Letterboxd.

Erin Corrado is a writer and independent filmmaker, who has so far produced and directed two documentaries (I Am Not Invisible, Hold Me Steady: A Story of Autism Service Dogs) and two fiction films (Run Kai Run, Before We Fall), which Erin also wrote and starred in. Erin is also a musician and visual artist, with a specialized interest in film music, photography, and animation.

Past Contributors:

Tony Corrado got a masters degree in engineering and spent his career teaching high school science, but has always enjoyed good films and music on the side, including writing about them.

Maureen has a background in marketing and education, as well as advocacy for those who both learn and communicate differently. She believes that writing and movies are powerful tools for change and enjoys both.

Nicole is an artist, illustrator, and freelance writer. She appreciates film as another art form and likes to write about it from that perspective.

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