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Barnaby Walter
Southampton, University of

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.

Ranking:
Articles:  172
Reads:  523,350

 

As much as a testament to Violette Leduc, this is a testament to writing; the discipline it takes and the areas of life it opens up for exploration.

Film Review: Violette

As much as a testament to Violette Leduc, this is a testament to writing; the discipline it takes and the areas of life it opens up for exploration.

We have here a rare situation where the film is better than the work upon which it was based. This may well be the film of the year.

Film Review: Gone Girl

We have here a rare situation where the film is better than the work upon which it was based. This may well be the film of the year.

The celebrated director's films have been reissued in new editions in the UK

DVD Review: The Films of François Truffaut

The celebrated director's films have been reissued in new editions in the UK

Nativity 3 is coming to cinemas this November!

Christmas is coming! Nativity 3 gets a new trailer

Nativity 3 is coming to cinemas this November!

Perhaps one of the most harrowing documentaries every made, this well-made and upsetting Holocaust film charts the making of another film, Sidney Bernstein’s 1945 documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey.

Film Review: Night Will Fall

Perhaps one of the most harrowing documentaries every made, this well-made and upsetting Holocaust film charts the making of another film, Sidney Bernstein’s 1945 documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey.

Chinese director Yi'nan Diao’s Black Coal, Thin Ice is a strangely opaque and more than a little tiresome crime story and would-be thriller.

London Film Festival Review: Black Coal, Thin Ice

Chinese director Yi'nan Diao’s Black Coal, Thin Ice is a strangely opaque and more than a little tiresome crime story and would-be thriller.

Though not the most enjoyable slice of entertainment, this is still an eye-opening look at Maori tribal life – an area of history frequently neglected by cinema.

London Film Festival Review: The Dead Lands

Though not the most enjoyable slice of entertainment, this is still an eye-opening look at Maori tribal life – an area of history frequently neglected by cinema.

This Spanish found-footage horror thriller runs out of power and outstays its welcome

London Film Festival Review: In Darkness We Fall

This Spanish found-footage horror thriller runs out of power and outstays its welcome

This patience-testing and pretentious piece of nonsense is a modern-day adaptation of Ovid’s narrative poem of the same name.

London Film Festival Review: Metamorphoses

This patience-testing and pretentious piece of nonsense is a modern-day adaptation of Ovid’s narrative poem of the same name.

Director Kelly Reichardt offers up an intense eco-thriller that's impossible to get out of your head.

Film Review: Night Moves

Director Kelly Reichardt offers up an intense eco-thriller that's impossible to get out of your head.

This vampire comedy from Clueless director Amy Heckerling doesn't have the requisite bite

Film Review: Vamps

This vampire comedy from Clueless director Amy Heckerling doesn't have the requisite bite

Olivia Williams is the real star of this terrifically weird and violent crime thriller

Blu-ray Review: Sabotage

Olivia Williams is the real star of this terrifically weird and violent crime thriller

This extraordinary film, misleadingly sold as a dark thriller, is a clever play on form with a superb performance from Tom Hardy.

Blu-ray Review: Locke

This extraordinary film, misleadingly sold as a dark thriller, is a clever play on form with a superb performance from Tom Hardy.

This is odd and effective drama, based on a play by David Hare, has been picked out from deepening obscurity by the wonderfully dedicated distributor Network Releasing.

Blu-ray Review: Plenty

This is odd and effective drama, based on a play by David Hare, has been picked out from deepening obscurity by the wonderfully dedicated distributor Network Releasing.

This adaptation of S.J. Watson's ingenious thriller is disappointingly mundane and boringly conventional.

Film Review: Before I Go To Sleep

This adaptation of S.J. Watson's ingenious thriller is disappointingly mundane and boringly conventional.

This entertaining thriller is a clever comment on the declining projection standards in UK cinemas

Film Review: The Last Showing

This entertaining thriller is a clever comment on the declining projection standards in UK cinemas

Shailene Woodley and Theo James conjure up a convincing chemistry in this dystopian action adventure, but the real highlight is Kate Winslet as a particularly chilly villain.

Blu-ray Review: Divergent

Shailene Woodley and Theo James conjure up a convincing chemistry in this dystopian action adventure, but the real highlight is Kate Winslet as a particularly chilly villain.

Blood Ties is a moderately involving, occasionally turgid crime drama, reassembled from the 2008 French-language film Rivals.

Film Review: Blood Ties

Blood Ties is a moderately involving, occasionally turgid crime drama, reassembled from the 2008 French-language film Rivals.

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