Shane Danielsen

Shane Danielsen WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

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



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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

Image from ‘Shiva Baby’

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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

Amorality tale: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

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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

Image from Bipolar, by writer-director Queena Li

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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.

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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’

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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