Jamie Mathieson
Clare, History Jamie's favourite films are The Lady Vanishes, Don't Look Now and 10 Things I Hate About You. The first movie he ever saw in the cinema was The Flintstones in 1994, and the first 12 his Mum allowed him to see was The World is Not Enough in 1999. He views the generation that were able to go and see 12As the way people who fought in the war look at kids who grew up in the sixties.


JAMIE MATHIESON thinks you should hold your breath for this moving portrayal of young lives gone wrong.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

JAMIE MATHIESON may be a walking stereotype, but he ain’t got nothing on this movie.

Oscar Predictions

JAMIE MATHIESON stakes his credibility on Hollywood liking gays, white people and Meryl Streep.

Preview: Watersprite

Film Editor JAMIE MATHIESON previews the Student Film Festival, and learns the origins of its silly name.

Top 5: Oscar Meltdowns

JAMIE (gasp) MATHIESON (gasp) would like to (sob) thank the Tab for the opportunity (sob) to write this article…

The Muppets

JAMIE MATHIESON describes The Muppets as ‘profound and moving’, and asks himself – am I a man or a Muppet?


JAMIE MATHIESON observes drinking, chundering and intellectualism. A standard day in Cambridge.


JAMIE MATHIESON challenges his readers to fisticuffs and asserts an uncomfortable truth: Shakespeare isn’t cool.

Top 5: Stage to Screen

Why do great plays so often flounder on film? What makes Amadeus better than Mamma Mia? Enter JAMIE MATHIESON.

War Horse

JAMIE MATHIESON sends Spielberg’s equine epic to the knacker’s yard.

The Artist

Film Editor JAMIE MATHIESON gushes everywhere. Find out why.


Wide-eyed plucky young orphans, French stereotypes, and Sacha Baron Cohen slapstick: it can only be Scorsese’s new film, says JAMIE MATHIESON.