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 1419 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Brahman Naman
A quiz team aim for glory, while targeting the loss of their virginity.
Fast Convoy
Drug runners face trouble as they cross the Spanish border.
The Pretty Ones
The director considers notions of 'femininity'.
Ken And Kazu
Two drug dealers find their life-long friendship tested, when one of them decides he wants out.
Four women's friendship in the face of a patriarchal society.
The Actor
An actor falls for a woman in a bar where he is on location.
Our Little Sister
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
The Settlers
A comprehensive examination of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
A woman 'kidnaps' a toddler and passes her off as her own.
A Flag Without A Country
Docu-fiction following two Kurds hoping to construct a better future for the next generation.


Brahman Naman writer Naman Ramachandran and producer Steve Barron in conversation
29 Jun 2016
Naman Ramachandran and Steve Barron talk about brains and libido in Brahman Naman.
Shimon Dotan in conversation about documentary The Settlers
10 Jun 2016
Shimon Dotan on the history and potential future of Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
Interview with Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais about Hunky Dory
14 Mar 2016
Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais on creativity, family and keeping everything Hunky Dory.
Babak Anvari interview about Under The Shadow
03 Mar 2016
Babak Anvari talks about inspiration, the djinn myth and the trouble with dolls in Under The Shadow.
Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi talk about Christine, The Fits, Frank & Lola
01 Mar 2016
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans talk about Christine, Frank & Lola and The Fits.

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News Stories

EIFF announces awards
24 Jun 2016
Pikadero and Before Love among winners.
EIFF announces screenwriter-in-residence
22 Jun 2016
Year-long programme will being in September
Meg Ryan to attend EIFF
10 Jun 2016
Star to bring Ithaca to Edinburgh.
Kate Davis wins Margaret Tait Award
07 Jun 2016
Glasgow-based artist receives £10,000 commission
EIFF announces Youth Hub details
03 Jun 2016
Programme offers access to free workshops and careers advice.

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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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