Live from the Elmwood Cafe: Charlie Jane Anders: "Mad Max: Fury Road Is An Astonishing Work Of Art : "Mad Max: Fury Road is like a really great rock concert...

...where you hold up your lighter until you burn your fingertips and you scream yourself hoarse and afterwards you feel like you’ve had a personal, beautiful mindf---. This is one of the few movies I’ve ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in. The over-the-top, stylized, absurdist aesthetic is pushed to its limit (and a lot of the film’s dialogue is frankly ridiculous), but the ultimate result is so extreme, and married to such beautiful imagery, that it becomes a great work of art.

I have a new favorite movie quote: "Look. It will be hard day."

Furiosa: And how, exactly, do we take the Citadel? Assuming we are still alive by then?

Toast the Knowing: If we can block the pass, it will be easy. All that is left are his warpups, and warboys too sick to fight.

Capable: And we will be with Nux. He's a warboy. He will be bringing us home, like he is meant to.

Nux: Feels like hope...

Max: Look. It will be a hard day. But I guarantee you that 160 days that way, there is nothing but salt. At least that way we might, together, come across some sort of redemption.