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Gerard Gillen
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I’m Gerard Gillen, a recent Journalism graduate from the University of East London. Sadly the student life is over for me.
 
I mainly focus on film related content but I also write about American Football, the fastest growing sport in the UK.
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What We Do In the Shadows, is possibly the film of the year!

Film Review: What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do In the Shadows, is possibly the film of the year!

It’s so easy to get horror wrong, so that it becomes funny rather than scary and with a few exceptions that is what the genre has become. It Follows is not one of those movies, it is watch-through-your-fingers scary.

Film Review: It Follows

It’s so easy to get horror wrong, so that it becomes funny rather than scary and with a few exceptions that is what the genre has become. It Follows is not one of those movies, it is watch-through-your-fingers scary.

Erotic thriller The Boy Next Door falls desperately short.

Film Review: The Boy Next Door

Erotic thriller The Boy Next Door falls desperately short.

With a title like Kung Fu Killer you’d expect to fulfil all the martial arts clichés – over the top fight scenes and poor dialogue.

Film Review: Kung Fu Killer

With a title like Kung Fu Killer you’d expect to fulfil all the martial arts clichés – over the top fight scenes and poor dialogue.

Selma is a vital piece in delivering a story that even today still needs to be understood.

Film Review: Selma

Selma is a vital piece in delivering a story that even today still needs to be understood.

It’s Superbowl Sunday this weekend and if you're thinking of checking it out you probably want to understand what is going on! Read on...

The SuperBowl: What you need to know

It’s Superbowl Sunday this weekend and if you're thinking of checking it out you probably want to understand what is going on! Read on...

War films are nothing new but few pack the power punch of Fury.

Film Review: Fury

War films are nothing new but few pack the power punch of Fury.

Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Frank Langella, Draft Day is the first football movie made with the NFL's approval and backing, which means no rip off names or jerseys. Draft Day is a behind the scenes look at what goes on in a NFL war room on (you guessed it) draft day.

Film Review: Draft Day

Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Frank Langella, Draft Day is the first football movie made with the NFL's approval and backing, which means no rip off names or jerseys. Draft Day is a behind the scenes look at what goes on in a NFL war room on (you guessed it) draft day.

With his great performances in the likes of Training Day, American Gangster and Flight, Denzil Washington’s subpar turn in new action flick The Equaliser is a disappointment in what is simply just another mediocre action movie.

FIlm Review: The Equalizer

With his great performances in the likes of Training Day, American Gangster and Flight, Denzil Washington’s subpar turn in new action flick The Equaliser is a disappointment in what is simply just another mediocre action movie.

Since Taken Liam Neeson has stepped up his career as a top action star - but with New York-set thriller A Walk Amongst the Tombstones the Northern Irish actor has taken a different step, swapping his guns and combat skills for a non-caring attitude and a corduroy jacket to hunt down the killers of a drug dealer’s wife.

Film Review: A Walk Amongst The Tombstones

Since Taken Liam Neeson has stepped up his career as a top action star - but with New York-set thriller A Walk Amongst the Tombstones the Northern Irish actor has taken a different step, swapping his guns and combat skills for a non-caring attitude and a corduroy jacket to hunt down the killers of a drug dealer’s wife.

There are some visual feasts, mind-blowing action, some think pieces, Muppets and a new, all-star-cast driven offering from Wes Anderson. Here are our pick of March's cinema releases.

Movies to watch in March

There are some visual feasts, mind-blowing action, some think pieces, Muppets and a new, all-star-cast driven offering from Wes Anderson. Here are our pick of March's cinema releases.

Based on the book of the same name, Half of a Yellow Sun is a love story set against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War. However, despite starring BAFTA winners Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejifor and director Biyi Bandele having the best intentions for his debut, it falls sadly short.

Film Review: Half of a Yellow Sun

Based on the book of the same name, Half of a Yellow Sun is a love story set against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War. However, despite starring BAFTA winners Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejifor and director Biyi Bandele having the best intentions for his debut, it falls sadly short.

On the release of Filth's home-entertainment release, The National Student talks sex, snogging and rejection with director Jon S. Baird.

Interview: Jon S. Baird

On the release of Filth's home-entertainment release, The National Student talks sex, snogging and rejection with director Jon S. Baird.

Come and join the newest and quite possibly stupidest internet party in recent memory.

Neck and Nominate: What's going on?

Come and join the newest and quite possibly stupidest internet party in recent memory.

The must-see films to help you get your cinematic kicks in February.

Movies to watch in February

The must-see films to help you get your cinematic kicks in February.

The Oscars are just around the corner – but of course, Hollywood doesn't feel the need to pat everyone on the back. Enter - the Razzies.

2014 Razzie Nominations Revealed

The Oscars are just around the corner – but of course, Hollywood doesn't feel the need to pat everyone on the back. Enter - the Razzies.

The 58-year-old has decided to give his fortune to those in need of help.

Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, to donate his $100 million fortune to charity

The 58-year-old has decided to give his fortune to those in need of help. "I'm supporting the charities that I supported during my lifetime, and I want to continue to do that," he says.

January not only marks the beginning of a new year but also the start of award season. The National Student is here to get you on your way with the top movies hitting cinemas this month.

Movies to watch in January

January not only marks the beginning of a new year but also the start of award season. The National Student is here to get you on your way with the top movies hitting cinemas this month.

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