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Why the Writers Guild Awards Never Nominate Quentin Tarantino

One way the Writers Guild of America leverages clout is by withholding non-signatories from being part of the WGA Awards. That’s why unlike other guilds, a clump of indie, British, and animated movies find themselves excluded every year. A WGA nomination isn’t essential for Oscar nomination; exceptions include American indie “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” […]

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Melanie Laurent Joins Michael Bay’s ‘6 Underground’ for Netflix

French actress Melanie Laurent has joined the cast of Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” for Netflix and Skydance Media, the streaming giant announced Wednesday. U.S.-born Iranian actor Payman Maadi has also joined the production, which will start shooting later this month.An actor and director in her native France, Laurent is best known to international audiences for […]

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Cannes: ‘Everybody Knows’ Director Asghar Farhadi Pleads With Iran to Allow Filmmaker Jafar Panahi to Attend Fest

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s morning Cannes press conference for Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, the festival opener “Everybody Knows,” the Iranian filmmaker snuck in one last comment, unprompted by the assembled crowd of international press or his starry cast of heavy-hitters like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. After the conference wrapped, the “A Separation” filmmaker […]

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‘Everybody Knows,’ Cannes Opening Night Film, Sells to Focus

Focus Features has acquired “Everybody Knows,” beating out Netflix for rights to the opening night film of this year’s Cannes.The indie label will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, select Asian territories and the Middle East, apart from Iran. Focus had previously acquired rights in Spain last […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ Review: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Star in Riveting Kidnapping Thriller — Cannes 2018

There’s a twist that arrives an hour into “Everybody Knows” that wouldn’t feel out of place in a telenovela. However, under the guidance of Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, it’s just another piece of a beguiling puzzle. As with all the riveting dramas he’s produced over the past decade — “A Separation,” “The Past,” and “The […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ Trailer: Asghar Farhadi Teams Up With Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Put simply, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is one of the greatest working filmmakers on the planet and he found some recognition in the appellation when his 2017 film “The Salesman” won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. And he did so without stepping a foot inside the Dolby Theater, refusing to attend the ceremonies […]

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‘Everybody Knows’ First Trailer: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Unravel in Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes Opener

Married couples unraveling is a common story element in the films of Iranian Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, and the director’s latest project, “Everybody Knows,” isn’t going to change that. The filmmaker’s first Spanish-language drama stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The first international trailer has debuted, and it makes it clear the narrative will require […]

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