• ScreeningNotes

    ★★★★★

    Black & Chrome Edition. Much more than just a greyscale version of the film. I’m still fucking out of my mind that this movie exists.

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  • ScreeningNotes

    ★★★★★

    Back then there was no need to snap anybody.

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  • ScreeningNotes

    ★★★★★

    A new metropolis; not one of affluence and splendor, but one of monstrosity and excrescence, twisting ideas of power and success and reshaping them to show the absurdity of the present and the potential of the future. Do not become addicted to water.

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  • ScreeningNotes

    ★★★★★

    Practical effects.

    A man playing a guitar that spits fire strapped into a harness attached to a truck carrying a wall of speakers and a band of drummers.

    Practical effects.

    That should tell you just about everything you need to know in order to decide whether you'll like this movie or not.

    ***Spoilers beyond this point.***
    For a spoiler-free review, check out my previous entry.

    It's no secret that Fury Road is less Max's show than Furiosa's, but as much…

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  • ScreeningNotes

    ★★★★★

    Simultaneously the diagnosis of and antidote to the modern Hollywood blockbuster.

    To say that Mad Max: Fury Road is spectacular (in the sense that it is a film which is built on spectacle) may be obvious—its trailer (accurately) sells it as an anarchic, operatic symphony of dirt, cars, and explosions—but it is, if anything, even more visually engaged and engaging than we're used to. Director George Miller has stated that he took inspiration from the silent masters, but his film…

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