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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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The cinematographer behind the new Thomas Hardy adaptation explains how she and director Thomas Vinterberg brought the classic novel to life.

Interview: Far From the Madding Crowd cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen

The cinematographer behind the new Thomas Hardy adaptation explains how she and director Thomas Vinterberg brought the classic novel to life.

This latest colossal Marvel effort is an uneasy mixture of post-9/11 disaster-porn and smug humour.

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

This latest colossal Marvel effort is an uneasy mixture of post-9/11 disaster-porn and smug humour.

Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts have a mixed spring awakening in Alan Rickman's silly period romantic drama.

Film Review: A Little Chaos

Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts have a mixed spring awakening in Alan Rickman's silly period romantic drama.

Recent f re-used scores and recognisable  tunes used to establish forthcoming movies.

Where have I heard that tune before? The music behind recent film trailers

Recent f re-used scores and recognisable  tunes used to establish forthcoming movies.

Four movies your Blu-ray collection really can't do without.

The Blu-rays you must own this month

Four movies your Blu-ray collection really can't do without.

Actor Elijah Wood talks about his role in Dylan Thomas biographical drama Set Fire to the Stars. 

Interview: Elijah Wood

Actor Elijah Wood talks about his role in Dylan Thomas biographical drama Set Fire to the Stars. 

Cast away your prejudices and enjoy the ride. Fifty Shades of Grey is a compelling, well acted, skillfully put together piece of work.

Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Cast away your prejudices and enjoy the ride. Fifty Shades of Grey is a compelling, well acted, skillfully put together piece of work.

Liam Neeson, OBE, once again prostitutes out his talent to Luc Besson and co for the ridiculous Taken series.

Film Review: Taken 3

Liam Neeson, OBE, once again prostitutes out his talent to Luc Besson and co for the ridiculous Taken series.

Kingsman isn't harmless fun. It is nasty, repulsive rubbish.

Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman isn't harmless fun. It is nasty, repulsive rubbish.

Once in a while you get a film you want to shout about and drag in people to cinemas (or through them a disc) in order to make them watch it.

Blu-ray Review: Enemy

Once in a while you get a film you want to shout about and drag in people to cinemas (or through them a disc) in order to make them watch it.

Taron Egerton on Kingsman, getting fit, and not demonising the working classes.

Interview: Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton on Kingsman, getting fit, and not demonising the working classes.

Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Taron Egerton has said descriptions of his character as a ‘Chav’ are ‘offensive’ and ‘ugly’ and the word should be removed from general language. His character in the film and the film as a whole has drawn comment, both complimentary and critical, from the press regarding its representation of working class youths.

Kingsman actor Taron Egerton says calling people a 'chav' is offensive and is equivalent to homophobia

Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Taron Egerton has said descriptions of his character as a ‘Chav’ are ‘offensive’ and ‘ugly’ and the word should be removed from general language. His character in the film and the film as a whole has drawn comment, both complimentary and critical, from the press regarding its representation of working class youths.

Smart comedy and political commentary may currently be ruled by the likes of Armando Iannucci, with his shows In the Loop and Veep, but in the 1950s this lively and wickedly clever film did a similar job on the post-war difficulties and trade union issues that were present during that time.

Blu-ray Review: I'm All Right Jack

Smart comedy and political commentary may currently be ruled by the likes of Armando Iannucci, with his shows In the Loop and Veep, but in the 1950s this lively and wickedly clever film did a similar job on the post-war difficulties and trade union issues that were present during that time.

In The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones puts in a stellar performance as Jane Hawking - a role that won her a Golden Globe nomination. We met her to talk happiness and hating the gym.

Interview: Felicity Jones

In The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones puts in a stellar performance as Jane Hawking - a role that won her a Golden Globe nomination. We met her to talk happiness and hating the gym.

Swedish actor Alicia Vikander, star of A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina, is magnificent as Vera Brittain in this majestic and involving adaptation of her famous memoir of the same name.

Film Review: Testament of Youth

Swedish actor Alicia Vikander, star of A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina, is magnificent as Vera Brittain in this majestic and involving adaptation of her famous memoir of the same name.

TV
It’s back! Nikki is back! Dr Nikki Alexander and her merry band of oddball body cutters are back to brighten (or darken) our January nights. This ten-hour eighteenth series (Yes! Eighteenth!) will no doubt offer us plenty of adventures that will test our patience and insult our intelligence whilst still, miraculously, keeping us gripped.

TV Review: Silent Witness: Sniper's Nest

It’s back! Nikki is back! Dr Nikki Alexander and her merry band of oddball body cutters are back to brighten (or darken) our January nights. This ten-hour eighteenth series (Yes! Eighteenth!) will no doubt offer us plenty of adventures that will test our patience and insult our intelligence whilst still, miraculously, keeping us gripped.

Here is a film that is so well crafted, acted and lovingly put together you are willing to overlook its various flaws.

Film Review: The Theory of Everything

Here is a film that is so well crafted, acted and lovingly put together you are willing to overlook its various flaws.

It’s hard to work out if Nicholas Cage is a tragic figure or a clever post-modern reinvention of a hasbeen movie-star. Every time you think he’s on the right track, he makes something like this.

Film Review: Dying of the Light

It’s hard to work out if Nicholas Cage is a tragic figure or a clever post-modern reinvention of a hasbeen movie-star. Every time you think he’s on the right track, he makes something like this.

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