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, attended the first FIPRESCI colloquium on Russian Film in St Petersburg and tutored young critics in workshops at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Miskolc Cinefest.

She thinks that distributors should be releasing the following in the UK: Paths Of The Soul, Delicate Balance and Beautiful Things. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier) and LinkedIn. Email her (while taking her hat off) amber(chapeau)@eyeforfilm.co.uk

We have 1641 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Salyut-7
Cosmonauts try to dock with a rogue space station and bring it back to earth.
Lu Over The Wall
A teenage musician attracts the attentions of a mermaid.
Europe At Sea
Examining the 'puzzle' of EU security, focusing on EU foreign affairs and security policy commissioner Federica Mogherini.
Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess: Four Enchanting Tales
Four animated tales give a twist to tradition.
How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" To The Nursing Home
An estranged father and son get to know each other on a road trip from hell.
Matilda
The story of the tsar-in-waiting's romance with a ballerina.
After Love
After they split, a couple continue to share a house because of financial constraints.
The Problem With Apu
The problematic representation of the Indian shopkeeper in The Simpsons.
Late Night Talks With Mother
Semi-autobiographical reflections based on Němec’s imaginary dialogue with his mother and inspired by Kafka’s A Letter to his Father.
The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street
A comedic reinvention of the director's own own quasi-autobiographical short stories.

Features

Menashe co-writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making the film
07 Dec 2017
Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe
Aleksey Uchitel on making Matilda and the controversy that surrounds the film in Russia
26 Nov 2017
Aleksey Uchitel on his Russian costume drama and the controversy surrounding it.
Director Kantemir Balagov talks Closeness
23 Nov 2017
Director Kantemir Balagov on framing and reality in his Russian drama
Fedor Bondarchuk on Attraction
23 Nov 2017
Fedor Bondarchuk on his science-fiction film
Highlights of Russian Film Week
17 Nov 2017
We pick four of the best from London fest.

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News Stories

BIFA winners announced
11 Dec 2017
Good night for God's Own Country, Lady Macbeth and I Am Not A Witch
Sundance New Frontier line-up announced
07 Dec 2017
Festival reaffirms commitment to experimental media
Sundance announces Shorts, Special Events and Indie Episodic strands
05 Dec 2017
Selection includes new section dedicated to serialised stories
Live orchestration of Phantom Thread
04 Dec 2017
Preview screening with PT Anderson and Jonny Greenwood
Isle Of Dogs to open Berlin Film Festival
04 Dec 2017
Wes Anderson returns to event with animation.

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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
Danielle Darrieux - A life in pictures
19 Oct 2017
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