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James Blick
James is a New Zealand-born writer and filmmaker.
Starting his professional career as a lawyer, he soon realised his passions lay elsewhere and began working in film. His two short films have been awarded and selected for major international film festivals. At the beginning of 2011 he moved with his Spanish wife back to her hometown Madrid. In Spain he works as a freelance writer and is developing his first feature film.

A new take on the American abroad

Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner’s novel ‘Leaving the Atocha Station’ deftly explores the neuroses of a young foreigner living in Spain.

August 31st, 2012 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Rosales paints a masterpiece of family grief

Sueños y silencia.

Catalan director’s ‘Sueño y silencio’ is an unconventional gamble that rarely puts a foot wrong.

June 8th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

What will I be when I grow up…in Spain?

"I was horrified. The Spanish me was a bore..."

If your jokes translate badly and you find you’re a bore in a foreign language, don’t worry, you’re not the first.

May 9th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Iberoblog, Spain Expat | Read More »

Latest ‘[REC]’ instalment offers schlock over terror

Wedding jitters: the latest [REC] movie offers more thrills than chills.

The Spanish zombie franchise takes its horror to a wedding party, with entertaining results. But if it’s sleepless nights you want, you’ll have to go elsewhere.

March 30th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Red Lights: The sceptics are heroes in paranormal movie thriller

Cillian Murphy (left) meets his match in Robert De Niro in 'Red Lights'.

With ‘Buried’, the Spanish director Rodrigo Cortés cranked up the tension with a script that was restricted to the inside of a coffin. But when it comes to the bigger picture, can he think outside the box?

March 8th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Ferran Adrià’s lavish tale sates our curiosity, but not our appetite

The greatest chef in the world doesn't do much cooking in Wetzel's film.

A new documentary follows the world’s most celebrated chef at work in El Bulli restaurant. It gives a fascinating glimpse of Adrià and his methods, but don’t expect kitchen high-drama.

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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