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Ben Robins
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Film graduate from the University of Southampton, Film Editor for The National Student and general supporter of all things James Gunn, Taylor Swift and Aquaman. Aspiring writer of everything from reviews to screenplays. Part-time blogger. Full-time critic. 

Chris Pratt waved at me once. 

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The French director whose debut drama has had audience members flailing in the aisles reveals all about her award-winning new horror, Raw.

Julia Ducournau talks cannibalistic teens and women in horror

The French director whose debut drama has had audience members flailing in the aisles reveals all about her award-winning new horror, Raw.

We caught up with the Trollhunter director as he takes the leap to the other side of the Atlantic, with grisly new horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

André Øvredal talks American horror, casting corpses and the supernatural forces behind The Autopsy of Jane Doe

We caught up with the Trollhunter director as he takes the leap to the other side of the Atlantic, with grisly new horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

Dax Shepherd’s poorly timed buddy-cop remake really struggles to stay afloat in a post-Jump Street world.

Film Review: CHiPs


Dax Shepherd’s poorly timed buddy-cop remake really struggles to stay afloat in a post-Jump Street world.

The Netflix-backed American reimagining of the famous Japanese anime looks to certainly be going for a very different tone.

Adam Wingard’s Death Note remake gets a spooky first trailer

The Netflix-backed American reimagining of the famous Japanese anime looks to certainly be going for a very different tone.

The DreamWorks backed old-school animation finally brings Dav Pilkey’s world-famous children’s novels to the big screen.

Another childhood favourite returns in the first trailer for the Captain Underpants movie

The DreamWorks backed old-school animation finally brings Dav Pilkey’s world-famous children’s novels to the big screen.

Kristian Kane and Lewis Carter chart the incredible history of Royal Marine Commando George ‘Ted’ Owens, and the trailer alone is likely to make you well-up.

Indie documentary Royal is guaranteed to melt your heart

Kristian Kane and Lewis Carter chart the incredible history of Royal Marine Commando George ‘Ted’ Owens, and the trailer alone is likely to make you well-up.

Katee Sackhoff headlines this flimsy demonic horror about a haunted door on the edge of a motorway in Wales.

Film Review: Don't Knock Twice

Katee Sackhoff headlines this flimsy demonic horror about a haunted door on the edge of a motorway in Wales.

Step aside David Attenborough, nature documentaries just got a firm and funky kick up the proverbial arse from two oddball filmmakers with a very different set of skills.

The Creeping Garden might be the weirdest nature documentary you ever see

Step aside David Attenborough, nature documentaries just got a firm and funky kick up the proverbial arse from two oddball filmmakers with a very different set of skills.

Fasten your seat-belts kiddos, the Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim director is back with his loudest, proudest and most phenomenally fun looking movie yet.

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver rocks up with an insane first trailer

Fasten your seat-belts kiddos, the Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim director is back with his loudest, proudest and most phenomenally fun looking movie yet.

This short, sharp and unrelentingly dark debut is an unusual breed, but stands as all the better for it.

Film Review: The Eyes of My Mother

This short, sharp and unrelentingly dark debut is an unusual breed, but stands as all the better for it.

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As Joss Whedon’s seminal vampire hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old, we look back at the show’s most lasting episodes.

Buffy At 20: All The Greatest Episodes

As Joss Whedon’s seminal vampire hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old, we look back at the show’s most lasting episodes.

Buckle down Thor fans, the third instalment in his Marvel saga is on the way, and it’s taken a drastic turn visually.

These first images from Thor: Ragnarok show off a VERY different look for Chris Hemsworth

Buckle down Thor fans, the third instalment in his Marvel saga is on the way, and it’s taken a drastic turn visually.

One of Hollywood’s most underrated stars went into detail with us about some of his less known work on the latest King Kong movie Skull Island.

Toby Kebbell talks army veterans, Koba’s return, and playing Kong himself

One of Hollywood’s most underrated stars went into detail with us about some of his less known work on the latest King Kong movie Skull Island.

The Step Brothers star and comedic heart of the new King Kong adventure Skull Island gives us the 411 on the movie’s greatest facial hair.

John C. Reilly talks giant beards, hidden tribes and acting tips

The Step Brothers star and comedic heart of the new King Kong adventure Skull Island gives us the 411 on the movie’s greatest facial hair.

The classic Bowie concert film from renowned filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker is shooting back into UK cinemas for one night only, and is well worth the trip out.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars lands back in UK cinemas and is an absolute must-see

The classic Bowie concert film from renowned filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker is shooting back into UK cinemas for one night only, and is well worth the trip out.

It’s been 50 years since Mary Poppins was last on our screens, but she hasn’t aged a day.

Catch the first look at Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns

It’s been 50 years since Mary Poppins was last on our screens, but she hasn’t aged a day.

Student life gets a Cronenbergian body-horror switch up in this bizarre and bloody coming-of-age cannibal tale.

Film Review: Raw

Student life gets a Cronenbergian body-horror switch up in this bizarre and bloody coming-of-age cannibal tale.

No dinosaurs, no Empire State Building, and certainly no scantily clad damsel in sight - this latest Kong adventure is different, and all the better for it.

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

No dinosaurs, no Empire State Building, and certainly no scantily clad damsel in sight - this latest Kong adventure is different, and all the better for it.

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