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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.

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Asghar Farhadi's new film is a disappointing domestic drama that doesn't hit the same highs as his Oscar winner A Separation.

Blu-ray Review: The Past

Asghar Farhadi's new film is a disappointing domestic drama that doesn't hit the same highs as his Oscar winner A Separation.

Stunning HD picture, astonishing clarity, movies presented as close as possible to how the filmmaker intended. Blu-ray should deliver all this and more. However, since the format debuted just under a decade ago, we've had some truly awful discs flood the market and threaten the public's perception of Blu-ray.

Disappointing Blu-rays: The Discs That Just Don't Cut It

Stunning HD picture, astonishing clarity, movies presented as close as possible to how the filmmaker intended. Blu-ray should deliver all this and more. However, since the format debuted just under a decade ago, we've had some truly awful discs flood the market and threaten the public's perception of Blu-ray.

Now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time, this Herzog classic is a piercing comment on both man's desire and the existential meaningless of being.

Blu-ray Review: Aguirre, Wrath of God

Now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time, this Herzog classic is a piercing comment on both man's desire and the existential meaningless of being.

This is an enjoyable, charming treat of a film - a sweet-natured comedy that works thanks to the excellent chemistry between its two leading actors.

Film Review: Benny and Jolene

This is an enjoyable, charming treat of a film - a sweet-natured comedy that works thanks to the excellent chemistry between its two leading actors.

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogan fight back against noisy uni students (lead by Zac Efron) in this patchy, repetitive and frequently boring crude comedy.

Film Review: Bad Neighbours

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogan fight back against noisy uni students (lead by Zac Efron) in this patchy, repetitive and frequently boring crude comedy.

Though the content and subject matter may cause offense to some viewers, Nymphomaniac is so well put together, so smoothly cut and excellently staged that it is hard not to love its strange and mesmerising effect.

Blu-ray review: Nymphomaniac Volume I & II Boxset

Though the content and subject matter may cause offense to some viewers, Nymphomaniac is so well put together, so smoothly cut and excellently staged that it is hard not to love its strange and mesmerising effect.

A new trailer and stills for crime thriller Hustlers has been released by Lionsgate UK. The film, which debuts as a straight-to-video release in the UK, is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

New Hustlers trailer and pics released

A new trailer and stills for crime thriller Hustlers has been released by Lionsgate UK. The film, which debuts as a straight-to-video release in the UK, is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Paul Walker gives an entertainingly off-the-wall performance as a racist meth addict, but his appearance is too fleeting to save this embarrassing mess of a movie.

Blu-ray review: Hustlers

Paul Walker gives an entertainingly off-the-wall performance as a racist meth addict, but his appearance is too fleeting to save this embarrassing mess of a movie.

Though released in 1950s, Billy Wilder's drama Ace in the Hole seems remarkably prescient as it examines bad and life-threatening journalistic practice by focusing on a complex and compelling central character.

Blu-ray Review: Ace in the Hole

Though released in 1950s, Billy Wilder's drama Ace in the Hole seems remarkably prescient as it examines bad and life-threatening journalistic practice by focusing on a complex and compelling central character.

The Easter weekend is a time for family and friends, and sometimes that means sitting round the TV watching a film together. This spring there are some fantastic Blu-rays on offer, so we've rounded up a selection of some of the best out there so you can enjoy some HD joy while taking a break from work (and munch lots of chocolate eggs).

5 Blu-rays for Easter weekend

The Easter weekend is a time for family and friends, and sometimes that means sitting round the TV watching a film together. This spring there are some fantastic Blu-rays on offer, so we've rounded up a selection of some of the best out there so you can enjoy some HD joy while taking a break from work (and munch lots of chocolate eggs).

My Prairie Home is an interesting, though slightly pretentious, music documentary about the Canadian-singer Rae Spoon.

BFI Flare Film Festival Review: My Prairie Home

My Prairie Home is an interesting, though slightly pretentious, music documentary about the Canadian-singer Rae Spoon.

This intriguing and frequently explicit documentary charts the history of a London leather bar, The Hoist, which has been running since 1996.

BFI Flare Film Festival Review: Age of Consent

This intriguing and frequently explicit documentary charts the history of a London leather bar, The Hoist, which has been running since 1996.

The problematic phrase 'Gay Best Friend' is debated within this flawed and unfunny high-school comedy.

BFI Flare Film Festival Review: G.B.F.

The problematic phrase 'Gay Best Friend' is debated within this flawed and unfunny high-school comedy.

Noah is not a great success, but it is far more weird and daring than its marketing suggests.

Film Review: Noah

Noah is not a great success, but it is far more weird and daring than its marketing suggests.

The Marvel hero's new outing is a much colder and crueller instalment compared to 2011's franchise opener.

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Marvel hero's new outing is a much colder and crueller instalment compared to 2011's franchise opener.

Barnaby Walter met up with the screen legend as he takes a more central role in the Marvel universe in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Interview: Samuel L Jackson

Barnaby Walter met up with the screen legend as he takes a more central role in the Marvel universe in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Kieran Evans's BAFTA-winning relationship drama is a disturbing look at a sadomasochistic relationship.

DVD Review: Kelly + Victor

Kieran Evans's BAFTA-winning relationship drama is a disturbing look at a sadomasochistic relationship.

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