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Father Thomas McKenzie has retired from the One Minute Review, but you can still watch all his reviews right here. No spoilers, 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 download a movie? Let the One Minute Review save you some time and money.

Feb 16, 2013

Best Picture Round Up

The Academy Awards will be given on February 24th.  If you haven't seen all NINE movies nominated for Best Picture, it isn't likely you'll get a chance.  That's around 25 hours of film, after all.

Instead of seeing nine films, why not watch nine One Minute Reviews?  That way, you may not have seen a few of the movies on Oscar night, but at least you'll have a vague opinion about them!  (But watch out, people who love Les Mis may not enjoy your company if you agree with me).

The films nominated for Best Picture are:

  1. Amour - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2013/02/amour.html
  2. Argo - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2012/10/argo.html
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2012/08/beasts-of-southern-wild.html
  4. Django Unchained - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2013/01/django-unchained.html
  5. Les Misérables - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2012/12/les-miserables.html
  6. Life of Pi - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2012/12/life-of-pi.html
  7. Lincoln - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2012/11/lincoln.html
  8. Silver Linings Playbook - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2013/01/silver-linings-playbook.html
  9. Zero Dark Thirty - http://www.oneminutereview.com/2013/01/zero-dark-thirty.html
The Academy can nominate up to ten movies for Best Picture.  You'll notice that there are only nine this year.  The one movie that was most obviously NOT nominated was The Master.  Even though the Master has three acting nominations and comes from the amazing P.T. Anderson, it's seen as an attack on Scientology.  Scientology, as you probably know, has some influence in Hollywood.  My review of The Master, certainly one of the best films of the year, can be found here: http://www.oneminutereview.com/2012/09/the-master.html


Feb 15, 2013

Amour

This is my review of Amour. A French film about old people dying. Who wouldn't love that?



One Minute Review: Amour from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.

Feb 12, 2013

Warm Bodies

This is Fr. Thomas McKenzie's review of Warm Bodies.  Zombies and romance?  Can that possibly work?   The One Minute Review has the answer.


One Minute Review: Warm Bodies from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.