Shane Danielsen

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

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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

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Her too: ‘The Assistant’


Melbourne-born, New York–based filmmaker Kitty Green’s powerfully underplayed portrait of Hollywood’s abusive culture

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Consolations in isolation: ‘The Platform’ and ‘Free in Deed’


What is the future of cinema without cinemas?

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Properly British: Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’


A multicultural vision underscores the acclaimed British satirist’s endearing Dickensian romp

Everything new is old again: The 2020 Berlin Film Festival


Even with a new artistic director, this year’s Berlinale failed to inspire