Shane Danielsen

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



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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

Haruki to Highsmith: Lee Chang-dong’s ‘Burning’

Culture

Mr Ripley echoes through a masterful tale of class tensions in Seoul

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A showcase of the unexceptional: the 2019 Berlin Film Festival

Culture

This year’s offerings did little to arrest the event’s apparent decline

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The spectacle of a political scandal: Jason Reitman’s ‘The Front Runner’ and Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Loro’

Culture

New films about ’80s presidential hopeful Gary Hart and Italy’s controversial Silvio Berlusconi both miss the mark

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Pawel Pawlikowski’s perfectly formed ‘Cold War’

Culture

Not a moment is wasted in what could be the Polish director’s masterpiece