Shane Danielsen

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

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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

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The hermitic world of Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’


The ‘Winter’s Bone’ director takes her exploration of family ties off the grid

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Dirty work in Clayton Jacobson’s ‘Brothers’ Nest’


The filmmakers behind ‘Kenny’ take a darker turn

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Cannes Film Festival 2018 (part two)


Despite an off-key start, this year’s event ended on a high

The elevated horror of Ari Aster’s ‘Hereditary’


This debut feature will test the mettle of even the most hardened genre fans

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Cannes Film Festival 2018 (part one)


An ever-so-slightly off-key event

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Tribeca Film Festival: highlights


Films made by and focusing on women stand out in 2018