Shane Danielsen

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



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They came, they saw: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s ‘Honeyland’

Culture

A breathtaking North Macedonian film about Europe’s last female keeper of wild bees exists compellingly at the intersection of documentary and fiction

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Kills, frills and Kelly aches: Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’

Culture

The Australian director brings a welcome sense of style to the unusually malleable story

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Late style: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

Culture

Reuniting with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci, the acclaimed director has delivered less of a Mob film than a morality play

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No one’s laughing now: Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

Culture

A gripping psychological study of psychosis offers a surprising change of pace in the superhero genre

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Venice International Film Festival 2019

Culture

Théo Court’s masterful ‘Blanco en Blanco’ is a bright point in a largely lacklustre line-up

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Popcorn maker: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’

Culture

The tide may have turned against the director’s juvenile instincts and misogynist violence

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Art life: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s ‘Never Look Away’ and Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’

Culture

By barely disguising an account of the life of Gerhard Richter, the German director fails the artist and filmgoers

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A master’s misstep: Claire Denis’ ‘High Life’

Culture

The French auteur chooses a sci-fi film to start over-explaining things

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Killer instincts: The ‘John Wick’ franchise

Culture

Keanu Reeves hones his stardom in the hyperreal violence of an assassin’s tale

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