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.
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.
Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron
This latest colossal Marvel effort is an uneasy mixture of post-9/11 disaster-porn and smug humour.
Film Review: A Little Chaos
Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts have a mixed spring awakening in Alan Rickman's silly period romantic drama.
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.
The Blu-rays you must own this month
Four movies your Blu-ray collection really can't do without.
Interview: Elijah Wood
Actor Elijah Wood talks about his role in Dylan Thomas biographical drama Set Fire to the Stars.
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.
Film Review: Taken 3
Liam Neeson, OBE, once again prostitutes out his talent to Luc Besson and co for the ridiculous Taken series.
Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman isn't harmless fun. It is nasty, repulsive rubbish.
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.
Interview: Taron Egerton
Taron Egerton on Kingsman, getting fit, and not demonising the working classes.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.