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Quentin Tarantino Wanted to Hate Mad Max, His Favorite Film of 2015 

Tarantino at the Paris premiere of The Hateful Eight on December 11, 2015. 

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Every now and then, when not giving contradictory lists of his favorite films of all time, Quentin Tarantino reveals his favorite film of the year. He did it in 2010 (Toy Story 3); he did it in 2011 (Midnight in Paris); he did it in 2013 (Big Bad Wolves).

The director was due for a 2015 judgment, and thanks to French magazine Première, we have one: Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s a popular pick, but Tarantino was initially skeptical, noting that “I resisted seeing it for a while, because I was like, Mad Max? Without Mel Gibson? Forget that.” At some point during the “three different times” he saw the film (on his own 35 mm print, of course), Tom Hardy won him over. You can watch the entire interview, which took place at the Paris premiere of The Hateful Eight, below: