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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
BFI Flare Film Festival Review: G.B.F.
The problematic phrase 'Gay Best Friend' is debated within this flawed and unfunny high-school comedy.
Film Review: Noah
Noah is not a great success, but it is far more weird and daring than its marketing suggests.
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.
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.