Producers Anthony Russo (left) and Joe Russo at the premiere of Mosul at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 9. Photo: Reuters

Superheroes out, politics in for Avengers: Endgame directors – ‘we choose to look out for the community’

  • First up for the Russo brothers’ post-Marvel mission is a true story about an Iraqi Swat team fighting to recapture their city from Isis, filmed in Arabic
  • Then there’s Dhaka, about the kidnapping of a Bangladeshi businessman shot mainly in India, and a film on the opioid epidemic in Ohio
Topic |   American films

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Producers Anthony Russo (left) and Joe Russo at the premiere of Mosul at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 9. Photo: Reuters
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US director Todd Phillips holds the Golden Lion award for best film he won for Joker at the Venice International Film Festival this month. Photo: AFP

Joker director Todd Phillips’ 10 films ranked, from worst to best, following his Venice Golden Lion win

  • Best known for The Hangover trilogy, Phillips was a peer of Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn – all of whom he’s worked with
  • You’d never have predicted his Golden Lion triumph from this collection of films
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US director Todd Phillips holds the Golden Lion award for best film he won for Joker at the Venice International Film Festival this month. Photo: AFP
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