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James Jones
Oxford Brookes University
I'm James, currently studying for a Masters in History at Oxford Brookes University, where I graduated last year with a BA Hons in Film Studies and History.
 
I'm a Film contributor for the National Student and also have my own film review site, Clapperboard Film Reviews. I try to make it to the cinema every week and I aim to review films in an honest, no-nonsense and (hopefully) entertaining way!
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Starring David Tennant and from the writers of Outnumbered, this British comedy shines thanks to a tight script and hilarious child performances.

Film Review: What We Did On Our Holiday

Starring David Tennant and from the writers of Outnumbered, this British comedy shines thanks to a tight script and hilarious child performances.

We take a look at some some of Richard Attenborough's finest films

Richard Attenborough: A British Film Great

We take a look at some some of Richard Attenborough's finest films

The trailer may look fun but Walking on Sunshine is about as fun as dental surgery with a rusty teaspoon.

Film Review: Walking on Sunshine

The trailer may look fun but Walking on Sunshine is about as fun as dental surgery with a rusty teaspoon.

Grace of Monaco opened the Cannes Film Festival and aimed to be a deep and intriguing insight into the post-Hollywood life of Grace Kelly. What it ended up being, however, was a monumental failure.

Film Review: Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco opened the Cannes Film Festival and aimed to be a deep and intriguing insight into the post-Hollywood life of Grace Kelly. What it ended up being, however, was a monumental failure.

In the run-up to the Oscars, the great and the good of the film world gathered in London for the 2014 BAFTAs.

BAFTA 2014: The Highlights

In the run-up to the Oscars, the great and the good of the film world gathered in London for the 2014 BAFTAs.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we have a look at some great romance films that you may have missed...

5 Valentine's films you might have missed

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we have a look at some great romance films that you may have missed...

The National Student picks some of the best films on TV this New Year.

New Year TV Film Picks

The National Student picks some of the best films on TV this New Year.

Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in this heartbreaking but very funny drama, based on the true story of a woman's search for her long-lost son.

London Film Festival Review: Philomena

Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in this heartbreaking but very funny drama, based on the true story of a woman's search for her long-lost son.

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this harrowing and violent thriller.

Film Review: Prisoners

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this harrowing and violent thriller.

This time, it's Channing Tatum's turn to protect the President, in a film which is as bonkers as it is action-packed.

Film Review: White House Down

This time, it's Channing Tatum's turn to protect the President, in a film which is as bonkers as it is action-packed.

Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby may look stunning, but rings rather hollow underneath its beautiful surface...

Film Review: The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby may look stunning, but rings rather hollow underneath its beautiful surface...

TNS has a look at a selection of films due for release this summer. Sunglasses not required.

Summer 2013 in Film

TNS has a look at a selection of films due for release this summer. Sunglasses not required.

With Zac Efron lounging around with not much on, Nicole Kidman urinating on him and a distinctly nasty undertone, The Paperboy fluctuates between the bizarre and the downright strange.

Film Review: The Paperboy

With Zac Efron lounging around with not much on, Nicole Kidman urinating on him and a distinctly nasty undertone, The Paperboy fluctuates between the bizarre and the downright strange.

The final film of Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga has arrived and is a fitting end to a series which captured the imaginations, and hearts, of millions of teenage girls.

Film Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part II

The final film of Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga has arrived and is a fitting end to a series which captured the imaginations, and hearts, of millions of teenage girls.

Hailed as the feel-good film of the year, TNS went along to the UK Premiere of 'The Sapphires', starring Chris O'Dowd...

Film Review: The Sapphires

Hailed as the feel-good film of the year, TNS went along to the UK Premiere of 'The Sapphires', starring Chris O'Dowd...

Tony Scott, famous for his fast-paced action films, has died. TNS looks back at his career.

Tony Scott: A true action hero

Tony Scott, famous for his fast-paced action films, has died. TNS looks back at his career.

With plenty of rippling abs and male buttocks to keep many women happy, Channing Tatum revisits his past as a stripper in this surprisingly enjoyable film about the dark world of male stripping.

Film Review: Magic Mike

With plenty of rippling abs and male buttocks to keep many women happy, Channing Tatum revisits his past as a stripper in this surprisingly enjoyable film about the dark world of male stripping.

With one of the best film titles ever, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' has plenty of action and blood - but is ultimately let down by a weak and confused plot.

Film Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

With one of the best film titles ever, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' has plenty of action and blood - but is ultimately let down by a weak and confused plot.

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