Anyone who’s gone to the movies this year is well aware that Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the year’s best films, a distinctly not-mediocre experience full of visual spectacle and intense vehicular action. Although it’s just reinforcing what many of us already knew, we now have “official” confirmation that Fury Road is indeed the greatest film of the year
Hot on the heels of its home video release on Tuesday, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has named Mad Max: Fury Road as the best film of the year. While it does seem odd to declare a film the year’s best when there are still four months left in the calendar year, FIPRESCI uses the fiscal year in their consideration, which means that anything released between July 1, 2014 of last year and July 1, 2015 is eligible.
Responding to the news, director George Miller had this to say: “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.”
Miller will receive his FIPRESCI Grand Prix award at the San Sebastian Film Festival later this month. No word yet on whether it will be shiny and chrome.