Big-budget Russian flop makes Oscar long-list despite scandal

The American Film Academy has included Nikita Mikhalkov’s controversial film “The Citadel” in its Oscar long list. That’s despite the fact that the head of Russia’s Oscar Committee refuses to support the nomination. “The Citadel” was a big-budget flop, costing nearly $40 million and earning only a fraction of that figure back. The head of […]