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.
Film Review: The Expendables 3
The crew of elderly action men are back for a third outing in this fun and well put together third instalment.
DVD Review: The Boy from Space
This fascinating children's drama from the 1970s (repeated in the 80s) is a weird and unnerving piece of work, brought back into the public's consciousness by the BFI in this beautifully put together edition released to tie-in with their Sci-Fi season.
Blu-ray Review: Tom at the Farm
Hitchcockian in its narrative structure, but a lot crueller in its execution, Tom at the Farm is one of the most memorable films of the year.
Film Review: The Police Officer's Wife
This could have been a brutally real insight into domestic violence. Instead,it is a self-conciously artisitc (and not in a good way) compilation of seemingly irrelavent scenes interspursed with moments of cruetly.
Film Review: Mystery Road
Aaron Pedersen gives a superb performance in this gritty, scorching-hot Australian crime thriller.
Blu-ray review: The Legend of Hercules
Kellan Lutz steps into the role of Hercules with his usual brand of boyish charm and new masculinity in this fun, gorgeously shot action epic.
Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy
The first film squandered its fascinating premise. This much better sequel does it justice.
Blu-ray Review: Rapture
This artistic and intoxicating piece of work from British-born filmmaker John Guillermin hasn't been seen or circulated much for many years, but this gorgeous edition from the wonderful people at Eureka Entertainment should soon put that right.
Film Review: Blackwood
This derivative piece of British horror does have quality on its side with strong performances from Ed Stoppard and Sophia Myles.
DVD or Blu-ray? These Images Will Make Up Your Mind for Ever
The Blu-ray disc makes the movie experience in the home as closest possible to how the director intended the film to be seen. Here we have collected a series of comparisons that really highlight the potential of the format.
Now Streaming: The Hidden Gems of Netflix Part 2
It's time to shout from the rooftops about the films that don't get a fanfare but are still worth hunting down through the search function. Here is our new list of the hidden gems of Netflix!
Film review: Hercules
The second Hercules picture of the year is an insincere, lazy comedy in the spirit of the very worst entries in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
DVD Review: In Bloom
This close-to-perfect coming of age drama is a beautiful and bold portrait of two girls growing up in an insecure and unstable Georgian community.
If you use 'gay' in a derogatory way, you are encouraging homophobia
More explicit expressions of hatred are frequently and rightfully condemned. But we are letting another form of hate speech sneak into our language that regularly goes unchecked and unchallenged. It's time for it to stop.
Film Review: Jersey Boys
Clint Eastwood's effort to bring the popular Broadway/West End to audiences in cinemas is superb. A wonderfully enjoyable piece of entertainment with terrific characterisation, great music and (for the most part) perfectly pitched humour.
Blu-Ray review: Alain Robbe-Grillet: Six Films 1963 - 1974 Blu-ray Box set
Alain Robbe-Grillet's surreal, sensual, occasionally explicit and frequently bizarre films have been unavailable for decades. Now they have been collected together, gorgeously remastered in High Definition and released on Blu-ray disc by the British Film Institute.
Film Review: Miss Violence
Miss Violence is an unpleasant film and not one Iï¿½d recommend for a fun night. Still, there is a lot to admire here and it handles an extremely difficult subject matter with bravery and power.