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‘I will die on this hill’: readers share their favourite action movies

After our writers revealed their action-packed picks, you replied with your favourites from Predator to Mad Max: Fury RoadThe first movie in the series is a masterpiece of story, action and – seldom acknowledged – a perfect soundtrack. The editing is immaculate, while the screenplay stays on the right side of rational. The pacing is […]

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George Miller Tried to Cast Tilda Swinton in ‘Furiosa,’ Calls Actress ‘One of the Wisest People I’ve Ever Known’

George Miller went in a dramatically different direction for his “Mad Max: Fury Road” followup, opting to make “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” a two-hander starring Tilda Swinton as a woman confronted by a Djinn (Idris Elba). But now, with that film out of his system, the 77-year-old is preparing to return to the “Mad […]

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Three Thousand Years of Longing review – Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba in Mad Max: fairy overload

George Miller’s belated followup to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road is a consciously unfashionable fantasy about a wary academic and a chatty genie that may leave you wishing for moreGrant the Mad Max fans a magic wish and they’d conjure up a new film from George Miller, right here and right now, not a moment […]

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Jenny Beavan Just Won Her Third Oscar For Cruella’s Costumes, And She’s A Legend

Costume designer Jenny Beavan just won her third Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design her amazing work on Disney’s “Cruella,” and it couldn’t be more deserved. Beavan is a cinema legend, having designed costumes for more than 70 films and television shows, ranging in style from stodgy period pieces to post-apocalyptic thrill rides. Beavan shared […]

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George Miller’s ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ With Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba Set for Cannes (Exclusive)

George Miller’s anticipated fantasy-romance-drama “Three Thousand Years Of Longing” with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned.Both Miller and Swinton are Cannes regulars. Swinton appeared in five movies at last year’s festival, while Miller served as jury president in 2016 and his most recent film “Mad […]

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Dog skulls, choof tea and amputation: here’s what the new Mad Max book doesn’t tell you

Kyle Buchanan’s new authorised account of Mad Max: Fury Road is a detailed illustration of a challenging shoot. The author of an unauthorised tribute to the franchise reflects on another side to George Miller’s worldThere are countless talking points in the new oral history of Mad Max: Fury Road. As well as Tom Hardy v […]

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‘Mad Max’ Casting Director Crashed Her Car After Seeing Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron’s Chemistry

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron’s onscreen chemistry sizzles in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but what is it like to experience that chemistry in person? For “Fury Road” casting director Ronna Kress, the answer is downright overwhelming. As part of Kyle Buchanan’s upcoming oral history book “Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of […]

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Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron’s Intense Chemistry on ‘Mad Max’ Made Casting Director Crash Her Car

The path to “Fury Road” is paved with off-the-charts sexual chemistry.While casting “Mad Max: Fury Road” took years, casting director Ronna Kress knew that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy were the perfect actors to play Furiosa and Mad Max, respectively.Despite Hardy wowing in his audition — and beating out other actors like Michael Fassbender, Armie […]

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