I’m Barnaby, the Film Editor for The National Student. I am currently studying for an MA in Film & Cultural Management and have a degree in Film Studies & English Literature from The University of Southampton.
As well as writing for The National Student, I was the Film Editor for The Edge, the University of Southampton’s entertainment magazine, for three years. I have also written for the Radio Times and as a film critic for Out On Campus, a student magazine focused on the LGBT community.
I am completely and utterly obsessed with films (and, in this day and age of cinematic television, that includes good TV drama).
As part of my role with The National Student I love putting together big features rounding up many films titles and expressing my opinions on cinema through my writing.
Blu-ray Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition)
Another year, another Hobbit release. It only seems like yesterday the second film was in the cinemas, let alone out on home entertainment formats. And now here we are with the inevitable ‘Extended Edition’.
Film Review: Extraterrestrial
Extraterrestrial does what many other horrors have done before it. It sends a group of obnoxious twenty-somethings into a cabin in the woods, unleashed a threat of some kind, and then watches them scream.
Film Review: Debug
Dire horror films seem to come out of the woodwork this time of year, what with Halloween and Christmas on everyone’s mind. Debug is one of these.
New to Netflix: New movie arrivals, reviewed and rated
As we move towards a world of instant video content on demand, it's necessary to seperate the gold from the rubbish.
Interview: Brad Pitt
We talk to Brad Pitt about Fury, which closed the London Film Festival on Sunday.
The new trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is TERRIFYING
Winter and Christmas are the perfect time for ghost stories and this year audiences are set to experience the big screen follow-up to one of the scariest of them all: The Woman in Black.
Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch is earning rave reviews for his amazing turn in The Imitation Game where he plays Alan Turing, the man behind cracking the Enigma code during World War II.
DVD Review: Joe
Joe is the latest film by Patrick Gordon Green, a filmmaker who previously dedicated his life to directing rubbish such as the obnoxious comedy The Sitter, unfunny spoof Your Highness and the dangerous celebration of drug abuse Pineapple Express.
This Week's VoD gems on Google Play and iTunes
If you don’t fancy bracing the upcoming week’s semi-hurricane conditions, this selection of content available to buy or rent at the click of a button or smartphone will keep you entertained.
Film Review: Mary Queen of Scots
Thomas Imbach’s adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s book on the much discussed historical figure is interesting if a little opaque
London Film Festival Review: 10,000km
10,000km looks at how a long distance relationship between a couple – one in LA (she’s moved there for a photography opportunity) and one in Spain – is affected by this shift in our society.
London Film Festival Review: The Duke of Burgundy
Wow, this is weird.
London Film Festival Review: El Nino
El Niño is an immensely enjoyable Spanish blockbuster.
London Film Festival Review: Madame Bovary
Gustav Flaubert’s wonderfully vivid, brutal, passionate novel Madame Bovary has been given an interesting cinematic interpretation by Cold Souls director Sophie Barthes.
Film Review: The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner is a quality teen fantasy adventure
London Film Festival Review: The Imitation Game
The story of Alan Turing is an extraordinary one and it has thankfully been brought to life with the care and respect he deserves.
London Film Festival Review: Camp X-Ray
Camp X-Ray features Kristen Stewart's most accomplished role to date
London Film Festival Review: '71
Few directorial debuts have this much power and verve behind them.