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 and Miskolc Cinefest.

She thinks that distributors are bonkers not to be releasing the following in the UK: Neon Bull, Paths Of The Soul and The Trip We Took With Dad. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier).

We have 1458 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

A linguist is given the task of helping to communicate with extra-terrestrial beings when they touch down around the globe.
American Pastoral
Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete, is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life.
Speaking Is Difficult
Documenting mass shootings in the US.
Lambert & Co
Snapshot of a recording studio.
Animation, sees the Trolls threatened by miserable ogres.
A little girl's day out at the zoo.
Daybreak Express
A subway commute in New York.
A futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated but where a genetic glitch means some people can still fall in love.
Biopic of the whistleblower.
The lives of a wealthy married couple radically change in an instant. While the husband is in critical condition after an accident that occurred under strange circumstances, the wife tries to understand the situation and to salvage what she can.


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

Balcony wins double Iris Prize
24 Oct 2016
UK film takes honour for first time in 10 years.
Certain Women takes top prize at LFF
16 Oct 2016
Raw and Starless Dreams also honoured.
DOC NYC announces line-up
14 Oct 2016
Documentary showcase to feature 18 world premieres
Andrez Wajda dies at 90
10 Oct 2016
Tributes to Polish film director.
EIFF names first screenwriter-in-residence
07 Oct 2016
Glasgow-born Krysty Wilson-Cairns receives backing

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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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