Shane Danielsen

Shane Danielsen
Shane Danielsen is a screenwriter and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Image from Bipolar, by writer-director Queena Li

Rotterdam film festival highlights


New artistic director Vanja Kaludjercic has shaken up the event’s programming ethos

Image of Yllka Gashi, Molikë Maxhuni, Kaona Sylejmani and Blerta Ismajli in Blerta Basholli’s Hive.

World cinema highlights from Sundance 2021


Films by Ronny Trocker, Ninja Thyberg, Sean Ellis and Blerta Basholli are standouts from this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival

Still from ‘High Ground’

Once upon a time in the north: ‘High Ground’


Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s foray into Australia’s violent colonial history is a visually spectacular, if overfamiliar, revisionist Western

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Citizen plain: ‘Mank’


David Fincher’s biopic of Orson Welles’s collaborating writer favours technique over heart

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The long goodbye: ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’


Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson deals with her father’s decline into dementia by “killing” him through various means

Body politic: ‘Boys State’


American democracy is documented in all its gangly, acne-mottled glory

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‘Cinematic’ television: ‘ZeroZeroZero’


Forget comparisons to cinema, TV is developing its own compelling aesthetic

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America’s imperfect angels: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’


Post Black Lives Matter, the hit musical already feels like a souvenir from a vanished pre-Trump America

Still from ‘Contempt’

The death of cool: Michel Piccoli, 1925–2020


Re-watching the films of the most successful screen actor of the 20th century