Shane Danielsen

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

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


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

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Killer instincts: The ‘John Wick’ franchise


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

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


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


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’


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’


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

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A man and his bear: Marc Forster’s ‘Christopher Robin’


Adults will find this new tale of Winnie the Pooh surprisingly moving

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Toronto International Film Festival 2018 (part two)


The ordinary and the extraordinary at this year’s event, and the perils of criticism

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Toronto International Film Festival 2018 (part one)


A British outlier and a British newcomer are among the stand-outs in the first part of the festival