A film critic, he is editor of “Sight & Sound Magazine”, one of the oldest and most prestigious film magazines in the world, (it first came out in 1933). Nick James is a rock musician who found a second career in film criticism. His first articles appeared in ”City Limits”, one of the radical magazines in London, which he became editor of in 1991. He joined “Sight & Sound” as deputy-editor in 1995 and became editor in chief in 1997. In 2002 he published a book on Michael Mann called “Heat” as part of the Modern Classics collection.