Shane Danielsen

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

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Image from ‘Cold War’

Cannes Film Festival 2018 (part one)


An ever-so-slightly off-key event

Image from ‘Diane’

Tribeca Film Festival: highlights


Films made by and focusing on women stand out in 2018

Still from Unsane

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’


The prolific director hits his own limits with this experiment in technology

Still from The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’


This Soviet satire pushes comedy’s tragedy-plus-time formula to the limit

Image from ‘Sunday’s Illness’

Treasures buried at the Berlin International Film Festival


A lacklustre line-up concealed the beautiful and the beguiling

Still from Sweet Country

Warwick Thornton’s ‘Sweet Country’


The Indigenous Australian filmmaker redefines the Western

Still from Blade Runner

Ghosts in the machine


Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is maddeningly close to a classic

Toronto International Film Festival highlights


Armando Iannucci and Lucrecia Martel shine at this year’s TIFF

Still from mother!

Usurped by chaos


A creative’s mea culpa? An allegory for environmental devastation? Either way, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ is an exhausting film.