★★★★★ instant classic
★★★★ very good
Ferocious. Epic. Metaphorical. Hallucinatory. Primal. Operatic. Dystopian. Mythological. Uncompromising. Revolutionary.
A true marvel of action choreography and an instant cult-classic, Mad Max: Fury Road is a breathlessly exhilarating and gloriously orchestrated cautionary tale that sets a new gold standard for action cinema with its visceral blend of relentless, testosterone-fueled, high-octane visual extravaganza, propulsive momentum, fearless direction, otherworldly creativity, unapologetic feminism, poetic grace and rich emotional crescendo that thrills, dazzles, stirs, shocks, and entertains in equal measures.
Misleadingly marketed as a horror, It Comes At Night is instead a powerful, beautifully acted family drama with elements of mystery and psychological thriller. The masterful sophomore feature from Krisha writer-director Trey Edward Shults is a gripping, atmospheric and touching in equal amounts minimalist post-apocalyptic survival tale with utmost respect for its story, characters and us, viewers.