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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
Code Unknown: Eurovisions

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

By Nick James

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Thief: Where Nothing Means Nothing
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

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Blue: Bare Necessities
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

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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