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      Memphis Flyer

      Memphis Flyer is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris McCoy.

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      Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Chris McCoy Like Knives Out, Glass Onion fronts as a frothy potboiler just out for a good time. But in its heart, it’s a scathing satire of our oligarchic ruling class.
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      Violent Night (2022) Chris McCoy It’s not a holiday classic like Die Hard, but it is a decent temporary remedy for the mandatory holiday cheer.
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      White Noise (2022) Chris McCoy What was considered over-the-top crazy in 1985 is now just stuff that happens in everyday life.
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) Chris McCoy In the midst of all the techno-wizardry, using mo-cap to empower Sigourney Weaver to play her own teenage daughter turns out to be Cameron’s greatest stroke of genius.
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      M3GAN (2022) Chris McCoy Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go work on my “M3GAN was right!” memes.
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      Skinamarink (2022) Chris McCoy The operative word for Skinamarink is “creepy.”
      Posted Jan 27, 2023
      Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) Chris McCoy Coogler is the best director working in the comic book space.
      Posted Nov 12, 2022
      Barbarian (2022) Chris McCoy Does a secret underground torture dungeon count as livable square footage in a real estate listing? The answer may surprise you!
      Posted Sep 14, 2022
      Vengeance (2022) Chris McCoy Vengeance is a strange, ambitious hybrid of fish out-of-water comedy and mystery.
      Posted Aug 17, 2022
      Emily the Criminal (2022) Chris McCoy Emily The Criminal is another masterful performance by Plaza, who has quietly become one of the best actors of her generation.
      Posted Aug 17, 2022
      Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022) Chris McCoy At a crisply paced 95 minutes, Bodies Bodies Bodies is a satisfying cinematic snack.
      Posted Aug 17, 2022
      Nope (2022) Chris McCoy As he pulled the rug out from under me for the umpteenth time, I sat in the theater muttering “Jordan Peele, you magnificent bastard.”
      Posted Jul 22, 2022
      Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Chris McCoy Armed with a squadron of F-18s, compact digital cameras, and a wild disregard for Tom Cruise’s personal safety, Maverick’s aerial sequences are the most spectacular ever filmed.
      Posted Jun 22, 2022
      The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022) Chris McCoy The Bob’s Burgers Movie represents a rare success in translating TV animation to the big screen.
      Posted Jun 22, 2022
      Jurassic World Dominion (2022) Chris McCoy How many ways can you screw up a dinosaur movie?
      Posted Jun 22, 2022
      Lightyear (2022) Chris McCoy Lightyear aspires to be nothing more than a fun space adventure, and that’s a mission MacLane and Pixar easily accomplish.
      Posted Jun 22, 2022
      Elvis (2022) Chris McCoy Ultimately, your reaction to Elvis is going to depend on whether or not you can vibrate on Luhrmann’s frequency.
      Posted Jun 22, 2022
      The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022) Chris McCoy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a light, feel-good victory lap for Cage and fans of Face/Off, but it’s not even the most meta film the star of Adaptation ever made.
      Posted May 20, 2022
      Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Chris McCoy Sam Raimi doesn’t need $200 million to make a great film, but when he has it, he shows everyone how it’s done.
      Posted May 20, 2022
      The Northman (2022) Chris McCoy This is not the sanitized, horned-helmet-wearing, Marvel comics Thor vision of Viking-hood. This is blood and mud and ice and pagan gods, and, reader, I am here for it.
      Posted May 20, 2022
      Emergency (2022) Chris McCoy Emergency is a little heavier than your normal party movie, but it’s still a bong-ripping good time.
      Posted May 20, 2022
      CODA (2021) Chris McCoy CODA is a classic story of intergenerational conflict spiced up with a culture clash narrative between the deaf and hearing communities. The execution is nearly flawless
      Posted Apr 13, 2022
      Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) Chris McCoy Daniels have crafted a tour de force of pop surrealism on a budget that wouldnt cover Avengers: Endgames catering bill.
      Posted Apr 13, 2022
      Turning Red (2022) Chris McCoy As a Pixar fanatic, Turning Red is a welcome return to form after the unfocused Onward, but only time and rewatches will tell if it belongs in the storied animation studios upper echelon.
      Posted Mar 16, 2022
      The Batman (2022) Chris McCoy Theres a good two-hour film buried in this bladder-busting, three-hour mess.
      Posted Mar 08, 2022
      The Worst Person in the World (2021) Chris McCoy This film seems like a rom-com on the surface, but its really about Julie learning to accept herself, and learning that shes not, as she calls herself, the worst person in the world.
      Posted Mar 02, 2022
      Nightmare Alley (2021) Chris McCoy Nightmare Alleys dark vision of America as a utopia for confidence men and carnival barkers has never felt more relevant.
      Posted Feb 17, 2022
      Jackass Forever (2022) Chris McCoy Jackass Forever breaks new ground in the field of high-speed photography of the human testicle.
      Posted Feb 17, 2022
      Licorice Pizza (2021) Chris McCoy The meandering Licorice Pizza lacks the gravitas of Andersons There Will Be Blood and cant approach the spooky depths of Inherent Vice. But theres something about this films Altman-esque alchemy that just feels good.
      Posted Feb 03, 2022
      The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) Chris McCoy With a Macbeth that is as technically meticulous as he is powerful, Denzel Washington once again makes the argument that he is our greatest living actor.
      Posted Feb 03, 2022
      Drive My Car (2021) Chris McCoy Great films establish their own rhythm and seduce you into living on their time.
      Posted Feb 03, 2022
      House of Gucci (2021) Chris McCoy guess there will always be an appetite for watching awful people behaving awfully.
      Posted Dec 08, 2021
      Last Night in Soho (2021) Chris McCoy Wright's one of contemporary cinema's most inventive visual stylists, and this film is a feast of in-camera effects and plain old misdirection.
      Posted Nov 02, 2021
      Dune (2021) Chris McCoy Science fiction claims to be about tomorrow, but it's really about today.
      Posted Oct 22, 2021
      Candyman (2021) Chris McCoy What's great about Candyman is Nia DaCosta's direction.
      Posted Aug 28, 2021
      Respect (2021) Chris McCoy Hudson's singing is as up to the Aretha challenge as anyone on the planet, especially toward the end when she returns to her gospel roots.
      Posted Aug 13, 2021
      The Suicide Squad (2021) Chris McCoy Q: So who are the good guys? A: There are no good guys.
      Posted Aug 08, 2021
      Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) Chris McCoy Neville, to his credit, understands that the big risk in making this film is to focus too much on the end.
      Posted Jul 21, 2021
      Black Widow (2021) Chris McCoy With director Cate Shortland at the helm, Black Widow is the best superhero picture since Black Panther. It's not just an acceptably entertaining Marvel product, but an actual good film in its own right
      Posted Jul 12, 2021
      Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Chris McCoy Words fail, as they often do, to express the power of this music.
      Posted Jul 02, 2021
      The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Chris McCoy The Devil Made Me Do It is dreadful, but not in a good way.
      Posted Jun 05, 2021
      The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Chris McCoy The Mitchells vs. the Machines is a visually stunning, mixed-media collage of a movie.
      Posted May 05, 2021
      Mortal Kombat (2021) Chris McCoy Well, it's better than Angry Birds, I'll give it that much.
      Posted Apr 27, 2021
      Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Chris McCoy RELEASE THE WONDER TWINS CUT!
      Posted Mar 25, 2021
      Coming 2 America (2021) Chris McCoy This is a pop confection whose only goal is to entertain as broadly as possible.
      Posted Mar 06, 2021
      Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Chris McCoy Kaluuya's earth-shaking performance may be the headline, but everything from the noir-toned cinematography to the banging score is honed to a razor edge.
      Posted Feb 17, 2021
      Minari (2020) Chris McCoy The stakes in Minari are refreshingly low. No one is saving the world; they're just trying to keep a marriage together and food on the table.
      Posted Feb 12, 2021
      Nomadland (2020) Chris McCoy McDormand's performance might just be the best of her storied career.
      Posted Feb 11, 2021
      Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Chris McCoy Somewhere along the line, Jenkins lost the plot.
      Posted Dec 26, 2020
      J.R. "Bob" Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2019) Chris McCoy In many ways, the SubGenius were ahead of their time.
      Posted Dec 18, 2020
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