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.

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.

Aug 14, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

What the heck is a "guardian of the galaxy" I ask myself. Where's Spiderman, or Capt. America, or Wolverine? What kind of superhero movie is this? What kind? The awesome kind...

One Minute Review: Guardians of the Galaxy from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.


Will it take 100% of your brain to enjoy/understand ScarJo's latest, "Lucy." GIve me a minute or two, and I'll let you know.

One Minute Review: Lucy from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Jul 25, 2014


A South Korean filmmaker, a bizarre plot, Tilda Swinton with cartoonish teeth, and cannibalism. What could go wrong? Well, not much.

One Minute Review: Snowpiercer from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Jul 22, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis is back, covered in CGI fur, and doing an amazing job. A simple plot, emotional storytelling, and solid directing make this film one to see.

One Minute Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.