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International Federation of Film Critics vote Mad Max as 2015's best film

09.02.2015

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In today's 'Justice is Served' news, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) voted George Miller's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD as 2015's best film. The post-apocalytpic action picture beat out Laszlo Nemes’ SON OF SAUL, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s THE ASSASSIN and Jafar Panahi’s TAXI as the best movie of the year that premiered after July 1, 2014. Upon hearing the news, director George Miller said, “You could have knocked me over with a feather! It’s lovely to have this great cohort of critics acknowledge our collective labors in this way." Talk about a total sweetheart! Miller will receive his award come this September at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Critics were (near) unanimous with their love for FURY ROAD when it hit theaters earlier this year, and it looks like the international community is smart enough to acknowledge a picture of this kind. The big question now is whether or not the Academy will give FURY ROAD its proper due come awards season. Action pictures tend not to get noticed unless they feature some heavy drama or historical connection, so I have my fingers crossed that the Academy will be willing to shine the spotlight on one of the best movies of it's kind, even if it belongs to the action genre.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is now available on Blu-ray/DVD!

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12:04AM on 09/03/2015
You know George Miller have done something right when even my dad loves the movie.
You know George Miller have done something right when even my dad loves the movie.
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7:35PM on 09/02/2015
Oh give me a fucking break!
Oh give me a fucking break!
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6:19PM on 09/02/2015

those bastards!

I hate these guys! we here at the International Federation of Planets have been trying to shut them down for years!
I hate these guys! we here at the International Federation of Planets have been trying to shut them down for years!
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4:47PM on 09/02/2015
Mad Max has easily been my favorite film this year and should get the recognition it deserves. I still feel like it has been a really under appreciated film, despite the brick solid reviews. I'm rooting for it to succeed and I hope it does get the awards it merits.
Mad Max has easily been my favorite film this year and should get the recognition it deserves. I still feel like it has been a really under appreciated film, despite the brick solid reviews. I'm rooting for it to succeed and I hope it does get the awards it merits.
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3:20PM on 09/02/2015

Hmmm...

Judging by my calendar, there's still about 4 months left. Talk about jumping the gun.
Judging by my calendar, there's still about 4 months left. Talk about jumping the gun.
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2:56PM on 09/02/2015
Mad Max is a special movie that deserves all of this recognition. Makes me smile to see the accolades.
Mad Max is a special movie that deserves all of this recognition. Makes me smile to see the accolades.
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2:10PM on 09/02/2015
Maybe it doesn't get Best Picture, but it's already a shoo-in for Editing, Sound Editing, and deserves a special nod for stunt-work. And maybe Miller gets a Best Director nomination. At the very least, I enjoy it when a movie reminds me why I loved movies in the first place. Over the past couple of years I've been surprised a few times by this.

At the same time I feel like it shouldn't be this hard to deliver solid entertainment. Last year had a surprising number of pure entertainment movies
Maybe it doesn't get Best Picture, but it's already a shoo-in for Editing, Sound Editing, and deserves a special nod for stunt-work. And maybe Miller gets a Best Director nomination. At the very least, I enjoy it when a movie reminds me why I loved movies in the first place. Over the past couple of years I've been surprised a few times by this.

At the same time I feel like it shouldn't be this hard to deliver solid entertainment. Last year had a surprising number of pure entertainment movies done right (Winter Soldier, John Wick, Snowpiercer, Boyhood, Whiplash, heck, even Birdman), and this year we also got M:I-5, and parts of Kingsman were mad brilliant, but it feels like when you see honey bees in droves after they talk about them dying out. Why weren't we getting this all along?
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2:55PM on 09/02/2015
The only Oscar I think it should win is Cinematography... assuming THE ASSASSIN isn't elegible.
The only Oscar I think it should win is Cinematography... assuming THE ASSASSIN isn't elegible.
5:00PM on 09/02/2015
I'm long past worrying about what movies DESERVE to win awards. The Academy plays politics. If they decide to honor feminists everywhere, Mad Max stands a pretty good chance of taking home some gold. If critics feel the need to honor this movie so, the Academy is likely taking note.

Since Sean Wist brought the subject of Oscars up in his article, I felt like chiming in before people started saying Best Picture, Best Actress (though again, if they go the feminist route, not out of the
I'm long past worrying about what movies DESERVE to win awards. The Academy plays politics. If they decide to honor feminists everywhere, Mad Max stands a pretty good chance of taking home some gold. If critics feel the need to honor this movie so, the Academy is likely taking note.

Since Sean Wist brought the subject of Oscars up in his article, I felt like chiming in before people started saying Best Picture, Best Actress (though again, if they go the feminist route, not out of the question).
1:51PM on 09/02/2015
As much as I love the movie, this is stupid. It's September. Year's not over yet.
As much as I love the movie, this is stupid. It's September. Year's not over yet.
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2:30PM on 09/02/2015
No shit. Obviously their timeframe for eligibility is different and not a standard year (i.e. Jan-Dec).
No shit. Obviously their timeframe for eligibility is different and not a standard year (i.e. Jan-Dec).
2:30PM on 09/02/2015
No shit. Obviously their timeframe for eligibility is different and not a standard year (i.e. Jan-Dec).
No shit. Obviously their timeframe for eligibility is different and not a standard year (i.e. Jan-Dec).
1:21PM on 09/02/2015
Without a doubt. This and MI5 are prime examples of near perfect films and filmmaking.
Without a doubt. This and MI5 are prime examples of near perfect films and filmmaking.
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12:38PM on 09/02/2015

obvious post

is obvious
is obvious
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