Amber Wilkinson

Being editorial director of Eye For Film means that Amber gets to go globetrotting to festivals quite often. While that may periodically limit her access to popcorn movies, it's probably better for her waistline that way, and she gets to watch a vast amount of world and independent cinema that everyone else would love, too, if only they gave it a go. She secretly likes to watch The Man With Two Brains and Blazing Saddles late at night to unwind.

Amber is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and FIPRESCI, the international federation of film critics and recently served as president of the FIPRESCI jury at San Sebastian Film Festival. She has also served on juries in Seattle and Gijon and tutored young critics in workshops at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Miskolc Cinefest.

She thinks that distributors are bonkers not to be releasing the following in the UK: Neon Bull, Paths Of The Soul and The Trip We Took With Dad. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier). Email her (while taking her hat off) amber(chapeau)@eyeforfilm.co.uk

We have 1590 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Edie
After the death of her controlling husband, a woman decides to fulfil her dream of climbing a mountain.
Fog In August
A teenager is a mental hospital uncovers a Nazi euthanasia programme.
Sober Minds
Documentary about wildlife photographer Paul Hughes.
Treblinka
Film essay based on the memoirs of Chil Rajchman, who was sent to the death camp.
Goodbye Berlin
Two German teenagers steak a Lada and go on a roadtrip.
Maya Dardel
A successful writer invites young male authors to compete to be her heir.
Brother Jakob
Story of the filmmaker's journey to understand his brother's conversion to Islam.
Final Portrait
Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti tries to paint a portrait.
Spoor
An elderly woman is convinced she knows what lies behind a spate of mysterious crimes... but nobody will believe her.
On The Sly: In Search Of The Family Stone
Documentary about funk star Sly Stone.

Features

Dome Karukoski on biopic Tom Of Finland
11 Aug 2017
Dome Karukoski on his biography of influential gay icon Tom Of Finland
Jackie Clune and Jennifer Joseph on playing Julius Caesar and Trebonius
15 Jul 2017
Jackie Clune and Jennifer Joseph on pushing boundaries in Julius Ceasar
Karen Dunbar on getting serious with Shakespeare for Julius Caesar
14 Jul 2017
Karen Dunbar on her role as Casca in Julius Caesar.
Phyllida Lloyd on shooting the all-female Donmar Warehouse production of Julius Caesar
13 Jul 2017
Director Phyllida Lloyd talks about power, performance and prisons in the all-female Julius Caesar.
EIFF senior programmer Niall Greig Fulton talks about the 2017 retrospective
16 Jun 2017
EIFF's Niall Greig Fulton talks to us about his Brexit-inspired retrospective.

Read more.

News Stories

San Sebastian reveals Horizontes Latinos line-up
16 Aug 2017
Sebastián Lelio, Michel Franco and Adrián Biniez in competition
Raindance announces line-up
15 Aug 2017
Festival to open with Oh Lucy!
Guy Ritchie honoured by Raindance
10 Aug 2017
Aladdin director to receive Auteur Award.
San Sebastian announces more Competition titles
04 Aug 2017
James Franco, Diego Lerman and Barbara Albert join line-up
Submergence to open San Sebastian
01 Aug 2017
Wim Wenders and Alicia Vikander to present film at festival.

Read more.

Galleries

Brave Edinburgh launch
02 Jun 2012
EIFF opening night 2012
21 Jun 2012
Photos from French Film Festival UK launch of Mobile Home and Asterix and Obelix
12 Nov 2012
Films seen at Sundance 2013
20 Jan 2013
Sylvain Chomet attends Attila Marcel French Film Festival Gala Night
09 Nov 2013
British Independent Film Awards 2014 in pictures
08 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: US Documentary Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: NEXT <=> in pictures
16 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: Premieres in pictures
18 Dec 2014
The Mafia Only Kills In Summer director Pif attends Italian Film Festival opening gala
07 Mar 2015
Matteo Oleotto presents Zoran, My Nephew The Idiot
08 Mar 2015
Cannes Un Certain Regard 2015 gallery
05 May 2015
Cannes Directors' Fortnight Gallery 2015
08 May 2015
Cannes 2015 Competition Gallery
12 May 2015
Sundance 2016: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
04 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: US Documentary Competition in pictures
06 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
06 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
07 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: NEXT in pictures
08 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: Midnight in pictures
09 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: Premieres and Documentary Premieres in pictures
11 Dec 2015
Sundance 2017: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
04 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
05 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
05 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: US Documentary Competition
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: NEXT in pictures
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: Midnight in pictures
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: Premieres and Documentary Premieres in pictures
12 Dec 2016
Jeanne Moreau - A life in pictures
31 Jul 2017
Share this with others on...