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 Gijon Film Festival.

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

We have 1297 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

The Goob
A youngster faces a troubling coming of age and romance thanks to his mother's overbearing and vicious boyfriend.
Nostradamus
Trouble brews for a wannabe drone operator in an out-of-town diner.
The Tribe
A deaf teenager runs into gang trouble at a boarding school.
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Life for siblings on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Mercedes Sosa: The Voice Of Latin America
Story of the Argentine folk singer.
Cloudy Times
An intensely personal consideration of how we care for our parents in old age.
Futuro Beach
A lifeguard finds love in an unexpected place.
Still
A grieving father gets mixed up in a feud with a gang of teenagers.
Meet Marlon Brando
Documentary observes the star being interviewed.
The Armor Of Light
Documentary tracks an evangelical minister as he tries to advocate better gun control.

Features

Iberodocs opens in Edinburgh with Mercedes Sosa: The Voice Of Latin America
15 May 2015
Mercedes Sosa documentary kicks-off second edition.
Tribeca Film Festival 2015 preview
07 Apr 2015
Films and events to look out for at 2015's festival.
March Film Festival Round-up: What's on where in the UK and beyond
04 Mar 2015
Round-up of festivals and showcases around the country this month.
Kim Loginotto and Brenda Myers-Powell talk about documentary Dreamcatcher
24 Feb 2015
Kim Loginotto and Brenda Myers-Powell talk about documentary Dreamcatcher
Keeping score: Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurrians talk about Last Days In The Desert, Enemy and Wolfpack
18 Feb 2015
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans talk about their work on films including Enemy, The Wolfpack and Last Days In The Desert.

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News Stories

Paulina takes top prize at Cannes Critics' Week
22 May 2015
Land And Shade also celebrates double win.
Scottish filmmakers come to fore at EIFF
19 May 2015
Edinburgh announces homegrown titles and special events.
Margaret Tait Award winner announced
13 May 2015
Glasgow-based artist receives £10,000 commission
Iona to close Edinburgh Film Festival 2015
11 May 2015
Shell director Scott Graham returns to festival.
Doc/Fest announces titles
07 May 2015
Two events to open 22nd edition.

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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
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