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Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is Web Editor for Sight & Sound.

Formerly a film editor at both Time Out London and the late plan b magazine, he has also written for the Guardian online, the Independent, the Telegraph, the Times, Sunday Times, LA Weekly, the Village Voice and Vertigo, and is co-author of The DVD Stack (Canongate, 2006/07). His interests span documentary, animation, shorts, Golden Age Hollywood comedies and various kinds of experimental movies.

He is a sometime documentary filmmaker, with a MFA in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts, and an unfinished essay documentary about the derelict movie theatres of Broadway, Los Angeles, at the back of his mind. He tweets @nickkinocritic, and can be contacted at nick.bradshaw [at]

You can read a list of some of his favourite films in Sight & Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time poll.

Articles by Nick Bradshaw

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  • From the Magazine

    Club class: Cannes’s 2016 intake

    Cannes wants to be a meritocracy. But who gets to play, asks Nick Bradshaw?

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016


  • Douglas Slocombe, 1913-2016

    From real-life entanglements with the Nazis to Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark via the heyday of Ealing Studios, the veteran cinematographer Douglas Slocombe saw and filmed the whole gamut. By Nick Bradshaw.

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016


  • Dear Monsieur Rivette… an invitation to write for Sight & Sound in 1964

    A letter from our editor to her French counterpart Jacques Rivette – and a Cahiers du Cinéma/S&S link-up that never was.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016


  • Philip French, 1933-2015

    Nick Bradshaw on the Observer’s chief film critic for 35 years, an indefatigable keeper of the flame and esteemed Sight & Sound contributor.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015


  • Takahata Isao: four answers

    The Studio Ghibli co-founder on animation inspirations, working with Miyazaki and reasons for joy – by email to Nick Bradshaw.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015


  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Citizenfour

    Portrait of the whistleblower: Laura Poitras’s ground-zero record of Edward Snowden’s revelations of national-security creep finds intensity in intimacy, says Nick Bradshaw.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • From the Magazine

    The Sight & Sound interview: James Benning

    Legendary for the formal rigour and patience of his landscape films, and for his devotion to 16mm, the American filmmaker and teacher has lately embraced digital technology. He talks about manipulation, reality, liberty, and the pleasures of watching paint dry with Nick Bradshaw.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014


  • Memories of murder: Rithy Panh on The Missing Picture

    The Cambodian director tells Nick Bradshaw how to fight totalitarianism with the tools (and pain) of childhood.

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014


  • The 10 best films of 2013

    Our January issue looks back at the year in cinema with the help of over one hundred international critics, curators and academics. As a preview, here’s our voters’ top ten, plus in-house selections and highlights.

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    Annual round-ups

  • From the Magazine

    The essay film

    Andrew Tracy explores the characteristics that have come to define this most elastic of forms, while eight more contributors highlight a dozen influential milestone essay films, from Jean Vigo to Chris Marker.

    Saturday, August 3, 2013

    Deep Focus

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