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Nick James

Nick James is the editor of Sight & Sound magazine and has written for many publications. In 2011, he received the Telluride Film Festival Special Medallion on behalf of Sight & Sound.

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Code Unknown: Eurovisions

Michael Haneke’s politically prescient drama explores the tenuous, uneasy connections between inhabitants of a globally interwoven Europe.

By Nick James

Thief: Where Nothing Means Nothing

With economy and panache, Michael Mann established his existential crime drama style with this breakthrough first feature.

By Nick James

Blue: Bare Necessities
The thematic ideas and inspirations that sparked Three Colors: Blue (1993), though typically ambitious in scope, seem sketchy when compared to the intense experience of watching this exquisite film. We know that Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors…

By Nick James

The Small Back Room: Whisky Galore!

The fantasy-enriched, near operatic Technicolor dramas for which director-writer-producer collaborators Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger are perhaps best known—such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (194

By Nick James