This is the One Minute Review!

Father Thomas McKenzie reviews recent films in his funny, insightful, and always longer than a single minute “One Minute Reviews.” No spoilers here, and no babbling on and on. Just a quick, entertaining, and honest assessment from a guy who loves movies and knows what to look for. About to go to the movies or check out a newly released DVD? Let the One Minute Review save you some time and money.

Sep 8, 2014


My review of Calvary, an indie film with Brendan Gleeson, and the best movie I've seen all year.

One Minute Review: Calvary from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen has been on a tear recently, making some really excellent movies. Could Magic in the Moonlight, with a stellar cast, be part of the same trend?

One Minute Review: Magic in the Moonlight from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Aug 30, 2014


Shot with the same actors over 13 years, we watch a family, and especially one boy, grow and change. A young life lived in 3 hours. Worth your time?

The One Minute Review of Boyhood from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Aug 20, 2014

The Giver

The world was so black and white, until I saw the Giver. Now it's just pretty gray. And boring. Oh, just watch the review.

One Minute Review: The Giver from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Aug 15, 2014

A Most Wanted Man

Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role. Please tell me it was terrible. Please tell me he was on his way downhill as an actor. Please tell me we aren't going to miss his genius. Sorry, I can't tell you that. Quite the opposite.

One Minute Review: A Most Wanted Man from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.