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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.

Jan 30, 2013

Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling and Tommy Guns? Who could ask for more? This is the One Minute Review of "Gangster Squad." Worth watching? Or worth gunning down from your Ford Fairlane as you drive-by?



One Minute Review: Gangster Squad from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Jan 29, 2013

Broken City


A stellar cast and an unknown script writer come together in this "thriller" set in NYC. Should you see it? Maybe those quotation marks around "thriller" provide a clue. Watch the One Minute Review to know for sure.



One Minute Review: Broken City from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Jan 26, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

Because Django Unchained wasn't controversial enough, the One Minute Review is back with Zero Dark Thirty.  You've probably heard of it, but should you bother to see it?  Find out.



One Minute Review: Zero Dark Thirty from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Jan 10, 2013

Django Unchained

Join the One Minute Review as we return to the Ante-bellum Old West in Tarantino's fable of a hero who will go through hell to rescue the woman he loves.



One Minute Review: Django Unchained from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Jan 4, 2013

My Favorite Ten Films of 2012

I saw a lot of movies in 2012, and reviewed most of them. Looking back at the films I saw in the theater over the past year, I've come up with my top ten. I am not claiming these are all Academy Award worthy masterpieces. I'm just saying that these are the ones I most enjoyed.

If you want to know what I thought of any of these films, you can search for my reviews at
www.OneMinuteReview.com, ThomasMcKenzie.com, or facebook.com/oneminutereview.

Two caveats. First, I Zero Dark Thirty has not been released in Nashville yet.  Second, I did not include Blue Like Jazz because I am too personally invested in it. If you haven't seen it, you should.

My Top Ten
  1. The Master
  2. Life of Pi
  3. Django Unchained
  4. Moonrise Kingdom
  5. Skyfall
  6. Looper
  7. The Grey
  8. The Dark Knight Rises
  9. Argo
  10. Brave
The award for worst film of the year goes to Sacha Baron Cohen's profoundly stupid "The Dictator."  

Jan 3, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook


This is the One Minute Review of "Silver Linings Playbook, the psycho-drama-romantic-comedy-dance-off that may or may not have redeemed Bradley Cooper in my eyes. Have fun, and take your medication.



One Minute Review: Silver Linings Playbook from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.