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 on the FIPRESCI jury 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 Silver Tongues. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier).

We have 1175 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

In Order Of Disappearance
Vengeance thriller.
Time Is Illmatic
Documentary about hip hop artist Nas.
Land Ho!
To old friends take a trip to Iceland.
Hello Sunshine
After her husband leaves her, Kate’s friend Vanessa has the perfect solution to her despair – vodka, grass and a road trip.
Beyond The Edge
A docudrama about Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Everest.
First To Fall
Documentary showing how Hamid and Tarek leave their lives as students in Canada and travel to Libya, their homeland, to join the fight to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi.
Exhibition
Examination of the relationship between a middle-aged couple who are planning a move.
Blacksmith
Documenting the work of a smithy.
Class Enemy
A teacher finds his class start to turn on him after tragedy strikes the school.
Cadet
A youngster is trained for a big race by his ultra-competitive dad.

Features

Tribeca Film Festival: Time Is Illmatic, Summer Of Blood, Gabriel, Five Star and X/Y
23 Apr 2014
We take a look at Time Is Illmatic, Summer Of Blood, Gabriel, Five Star and X/Y
Joanna Hogg on Exhibition
08 Apr 2014
Joanna Hogg talks about making her third film Exhibition.
Denis Côté interview about Vic + Flo Saw A Bear
05 Feb 2014
Denis Côté on ambiguity, surprise and risk-taking in Vic + Flo Saw A Bear.
Teenage interview with Matt Wolf and Jon Savage
31 Jan 2014
Matt Wolf and Jon Savage talk about their documentary on the emergence of youth culture.
Sundance Episode Three - Boyhood and 52 Tuesdays
27 Jan 2014
Parenthood and experiemental filmmaking in Boyhood and 52 Tuesdays.

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News Stories

Mickey Rooney dies at 93
07 Apr 2014
Tributes paid to MGM giant.
Class Enemy wins top prize at Bradford
06 Apr 2014
Awards of 20th edition announced.
Sundance London line-up announced
24 Mar 2014
Programme includes UK Spotlight.
Gala night at silent movie festival
14 Mar 2014
Hippodrome festival underway in Bo'ness.
Tribeca Film Festival announces titles
04 Mar 2014
Narrative and Documentary Competitions plus Viewpoints films outlined.

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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
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