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Barnaby Walter
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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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Although they have their differences (and I am probably being unfair saying this) there is something very Girls about Looking.

Blu-ray Review: Looking - Season 1

Although they have their differences (and I am probably being unfair saying this) there is something very Girls about Looking.

TV
Our favourite team of forensic scientists/wannabe detectives are back for an eighteenth series.

2015 TV Preview: Silent Witness

Our favourite team of forensic scientists/wannabe detectives are back for an eighteenth series.

Tom Harper has directed a large range of film and TV content, including Misfits, Peaky Blinders and The Borrowers - and he is only in his early 30s.

Interview with The Woman in Black: Angel of Death director Tom Harper

Tom Harper has directed a large range of film and TV content, including Misfits, Peaky Blinders and The Borrowers - and he is only in his early 30s.

If you need something to keep you smiling now that Christmas and New Year are over, this comedy from the makers of Benny & Jolene might do the trick.

Film Review: A Wonderful Christmas Time

If you need something to keep you smiling now that Christmas and New Year are over, this comedy from the makers of Benny & Jolene might do the trick.

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death has been a long time coming (announced in 2012, delayed in production), it is finally getting a release on the first day of 2015. 

Film Review: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death has been a long time coming (announced in 2012, delayed in production), it is finally getting a release on the first day of 2015. 

Here is our list of the 25 best films that 2014 has seen.

The 25 Best Films of 2014

Here is our list of the 25 best films that 2014 has seen.

Eddie Redmayne has had quite a 2014, and now we can see him take on the iconic role of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

Interview: Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne has had quite a 2014, and now we can see him take on the iconic role of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

TV
Here are the top twenty TV dramas that stood out from the crowd in 2014.

Top TV Drama Series of 2014

Here are the top twenty TV dramas that stood out from the crowd in 2014.

The first film built up the Dragon excitement factor, although we barely saw the thing. The second film built up the Dragon excitement factor, although he didn't really do anything. This third film arrives with a lot of Dragon excitement factor, since he took flight at the end of last year’s film, ready to wreak havoc on Laketown. After such a build up, surely Jackson and his gang would give us something to remember? No.

Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The first film built up the Dragon excitement factor, although we barely saw the thing. The second film built up the Dragon excitement factor, although he didn't really do anything. This third film arrives with a lot of Dragon excitement factor, since he took flight at the end of last year’s film, ready to wreak havoc on Laketown. After such a build up, surely Jackson and his gang would give us something to remember? No.

The Circle is a curious piece of cinema; a merging of documentary and drama, the type of thing you’d more likely find made for TV. Even so, this real-life story has been neglected by popular entertainment and many people have never come across the story, so it’s great its being given a platform.

Film Review: The Circle

The Circle is a curious piece of cinema; a merging of documentary and drama, the type of thing you’d more likely find made for TV. Even so, this real-life story has been neglected by popular entertainment and many people have never come across the story, so it’s great its being given a platform.

Nikki hasn’t managed to get over the death of her husband. She looks like she’s coping, but there’s a storm going on beneath the surface. And that storm comes to the forefront when she sees a man that looks just like her dead husband – an identical doppelganger. She befriends the man and goes on dates with him. She thinks she has him back.

Film Review: The Face of Love

Nikki hasn’t managed to get over the death of her husband. She looks like she’s coping, but there’s a storm going on beneath the surface. And that storm comes to the forefront when she sees a man that looks just like her dead husband – an identical doppelganger. She befriends the man and goes on dates with him. She thinks she has him back.

Forget the confused marketing Jason Reitman’s drama is a decent, if lacking, attempt to interrogate the way we communicate in the social media age.

Film Review: Men, Women & Children

Forget the confused marketing Jason Reitman’s drama is a decent, if lacking, attempt to interrogate the way we communicate in the social media age.

Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever, the young starts of Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children, talk social media, emotions and James Dean with The National Student Film Editor Barnaby Walter.

Ansel Elgort: "Young men are vulnerable... but scripts are getting more honest."

Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever, the young starts of Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children, talk social media, emotions and James Dean with The National Student Film Editor Barnaby Walter.

TV
The Fall is a breathtaking, mesmerising drama series. For lovers of slow, careful, precise filmmaking it is a wondrous treat; a show that presumes its viewers are intelligent and doesn’t patronise nor pander to them. It is cool, calm, confident and at times unsettling.

Comment: The Fall may be disturbing, but it is certainly not misogynist

The Fall is a breathtaking, mesmerising drama series. For lovers of slow, careful, precise filmmaking it is a wondrous treat; a show that presumes its viewers are intelligent and doesn’t patronise nor pander to them. It is cool, calm, confident and at times unsettling.

Keira Knightley on The Imitation Game and feminism

"Joan was fighting for a place at the table and equal pay - those are the two main things today feminists are fighting for."

If you are in a masochistic mood this Christmas or know some children who need punishing, the third and worst instalment in Debbie Isitt's seemingly unstoppable Nativity series should be on your list.

Film Review: Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?!

If you are in a masochistic mood this Christmas or know some children who need punishing, the third and worst instalment in Debbie Isitt's seemingly unstoppable Nativity series should be on your list.

Anne Hathaway shot to fame in the Disney family comedy The Princess Diaries. That may have been light stuff, but since then she has become more serious, taking on roles in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, Love and Other Drugs (in which she played a young woman with Parkinson’s Disease) and in Les Misérables, for which she won an Oscar.

Anne Hathaway speaks about exploring deep space with "unattractive" Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar

Anne Hathaway shot to fame in the Disney family comedy The Princess Diaries. That may have been light stuff, but since then she has become more serious, taking on roles in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, Love and Other Drugs (in which she played a young woman with Parkinson’s Disease) and in Les Misérables, for which she won an Oscar.

This is an astonishing piece of work; a near-masterpiece that perfectly demonstrates the power of film.

Film Review: Interstellar

This is an astonishing piece of work; a near-masterpiece that perfectly demonstrates the power of film.

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