Shane Danielsen

Shane Danielsen WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

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



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Still from ‘No Time To Die’

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The Bond market: ‘Dune’ and ‘No Time To Die’

Blockbuster season begins with a middling 007 and a must-see sci-fi epic

Still from ‘The Power of the Dog’

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Ranch dressing: ‘The Power of the Dog’

Jane Campion’s new film takes to a 1920s Montana ranch for its story of repressed sexuality

Still from ‘The French Dispatch’

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The life solipsistic: ‘The French Dispatch’

Wes Anderson’s film about a New Yorker–style magazine is simultaneously trivial and exhausting

Image of Laure Calamy as Julie in À plein temps (Full Time), directed by Eric Gravel

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Venice International Film Festival 2021 highlights

Films by Eric Gravel, Bogdan George Apetri and Gábor Fabricius are among the stand-outs in a program of unusual abundance

Still from Steven Soderbergh’s ‘No Sudden Move’

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True to form: ‘No Sudden Move’

Steven Soderbergh’s Detroit crime movie is another formal experiment with commercial trappings

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Forebodings and a funeral: ‘Shiva Baby’

Emma Seligman’s funny but tense film is a triumph of writing and performance over spectacle

Still from Titane © Carole Bethuel

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Cannes Film Festival 2021 highlights: part two

Provocative Palme d’Or winner ‘Titane’ addresses sexuality, body-horror and gender construction

Scene from Hit the Road by Panah Panahi. Courtesy Celluloid Dreams

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Cannes Film Festival 2021 highlights: part one

Films by Emmanuel Carrère, Panah Panahi and Joachim Trier are among the best from a festival changed by the pandemic

Still from ‘Nine Days’

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Life in isolation: ‘Nine Days’ and ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’

A comedian’s isolated self-examination is more profound than Edson Oda’s confused film about what makes a good life

Image from ‘My Name Is Gulpilil’

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Like no actor ever: ‘My Name Is Gulpilil’

Molly Reynolds’s beautiful documentary is a fitting tribute to David Gulpilil, at the end of his singular life

Image from ‘Supernova’

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Lodestar: ‘Supernova’

Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth star in Harry Macqueen’s quiet elegy to a loving relationship in its twilight

Image of Joséphine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz in Petite Maman by Céline Sciamma. Image © Lilies Films

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Berlinale highlights: part two

New films by Céline Sciamma, Dénes Nagy and Ryusuke Hamaguchi are stand-outs in an unusually robust program

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Amorality tale: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Told from an unexpected perspective, Shaka King’s film is one of the best recent-historical dramas

Image of Fabrizio Rongione, Juan Trench, and Stéphanie Cléau in Andreas Fontana’s Azor (2021)

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Berlinale highlights: part one

This year’s Berlin Film Festival presented its strongest line-up in a decade

Still from ‘Nomadland’

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Drawn to the drift: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’

The award-winning film about America’s itinerants steers away from the darker stories of the working poor

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