Mad Max: Fury Road ★★★★★

There aren’t enough expletives or adjectives to express quite how much you need to see Fury Road.

Its brutal war-torn world, built on the liquid viscera of blood, milk and oil, is a dystopia; but the future that Max (Hardy) and Furiosa (Theron) are fighting for feels gloriously utopian.

It’s not just the visuals – a fire and brimstone hellscape conjured by Miller and DoP John Seale – that feel shockingly new, but the film’s politics. Fury Road is righteously, emphatically feminist and it feels so, so good; this is what action filmmaking – hell, all filmmaking – has been missing for so long.

Theron’s thunderous performance leads the charge, in this film that steals your breath and boils your blood. What the cast and crew have achieved is rare and precious. Cherish it.

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