The “DAU” project, an immersive Russian film made over ten years with untrained actors, has come under fire for casting neo-Nazis, as well as allegations of rape and child abuse.
Richard Porton is one of the editors of Cineaste magazine and has written on film for Cinema Scope, In These Times, and Moving Image Source. His anthology On Film Festivals (Wallflower Press) was published in 2009.
The new Aussie Western about outlaw Ned Kelly (available on-demand April 24) features a stellar cast, including George MacKay, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, and Russell Crowe.
The extraordinarily Nina Hoss (“Phoenix”) opens up to Richard Porton about her latest film, “My Little Sister,” and why her last three films were directed by women.
Andrey Gryazev’s new documentary “The Foundation Pit” uses YouTube videos to provide a portrait of the Russian people’s misery under dictator Vladimir Putin.
The latest from talented German filmmaker Christian Petzold (“Phoenix”) tells the tale of a mermaid who falls in love with a man—with a major contemporary twist.
Sébastien Lifshitz’s documentary “Petite fille (Little Girl)” follows Sasha, a seven-year-old trans girl from the French countryside who struggles to find acceptance.
The latest from Mongolian-German director Uisenma Borchu is billed as a “transgressive” film about life in Mongolia, and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
The astronaut saga, inspired by the story of Lisa Nowak—who drove from Houston to Florida in an adult diaper (allegedly) to kidnap her ex’s lover—isn’t sure what it wants to be.
Filmmaker Václav Marhoul’s “The Painted Bird” is causing disgusted viewers to walk out at festivals—including TIFF. Is it really that shocking?
The Oscar-bait drama “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” received a glowing reception from fans of the TV host at its Toronto International Film Festival premiere.