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.

She thinks that distributors are bonkers not to be releasing the following in the UK: Mother, I Love You, War Witch, and very heartened that Tangerines is finally getting a release in autumn 2015. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier).

We have 1441 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Smoke And Mirrors
The story of spy Francisco Paesa, a man who fooled an entire country.
The Magnificent Seven
Seven gunmen team up to help save a village from an evil mining boss.
150 Milligrams
A lung specialist discovers a direct link between suspicious deaths and state-approved medicine. She fights single-handedly for the truth to come out.
One Sister
A woman embarks on a lonely hunt for her missing sister.
Hotel Salvation
When his dad decides he wants to go to a holy city to die, his son has little choice but to tag along.
Sick
Story of a woman who was locked up in a psychiatric hospital by her parents in a bid to 'cure' her of her homosexuality.
Starfish
A couple’s relationship is tested when the husband is struck by a rare disease.
The Childhood Of A Leader
Fable about the rise of fascism set in post-First World War Europe.
Irreplaceable
A country doctor finds himself forced to train up a second doctor for his practice after being diagnosed with a tumour.
Pete's Dragon
An orphan boy befriends a dragon.

Features

Oliver Stone, Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in conversation about Snowden
24 Sep 2016
Snowden director and stars talk about whistleblowing, terrorism and biopic.
Sigourney Weaver on A Monster Calls, Alien sequel, US election and women in film
21 Sep 2016
Sigourney Weaver on rise of strong female roles, support for Clinton and A Monster Calls.
Article about 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases
20 Sep 2016
The latest Ultra HD Blu-ray releases reveal a format whose time has come.
One Sister Directors Verena Kuri and Sofia Brockenshire talk about their debut
08 Sep 2016
Verena Kuri and Sofia Brockenshire talk about their feature debut One Sister.
Director Shubhashish Bhutiani talks about his feature debut Hotel Salvation
07 Sep 2016
Shubhashish Bhutiani on his feature debut Hotel Salvation and Venice's Biennale College.

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News Stories

I Am Not Madame Bovary takes Golden Shell in San Sebastian
25 Sep 2016
Fan Bingbing and Hang Sang-soo also take prizes.
Daniel Blake wins audience award
24 Sep 2016
Loach's social drama takes prize in San Sebastian.
Ethan Hawke to be honoured in San Sebastian
03 Sep 2016
Star to received lifetime Donostia.
London Film Festival announces full programme
02 Sep 2016
Line-up includes 18 world premieres.
French Film Festival expands horizons
11 Aug 2016
Largest edition to feature highlights including Cézanne and Me.

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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
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