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, attended the first FIPRESCI colloquium on Russian Film in St Petersburg and tutored young critics in workshops at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Miskolc Cinefest.

She thinks that distributors should be releasing the following in the UK: Paths Of The Soul, Delicate Balance and Beautiful Things. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier) and LinkedIn. Email her (while taking her hat off) amber(chapeau)@eyeforfilm.co.uk

We have 1662 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
The Ciambra
A teenager faces choices as he comes of age.
3/4
Mila is a gifted pianist with a bright future, yet her father pays more attention to the rings of Saturn than to her goals...
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot
Portrait of cartoonist John Callahan and his battle with alcoholism.
You Were Never Really Here
A tormented assassin tries to rescue a girl but trouble lies ahead.
Juliet, Naked
Annie is the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker's celebrated record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to an encounter with the elusive rocker himself.
Loveless
A couple go looking for their young son after he disappears during one of their bitter rows.
The Divine Order
A small-town mum joins the suffrage movement in Switzerland.
The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde.
Kailash
Portrait of Kailash Satyarthi, who has made it his life's work to end child slavery and exploitation.

Features

Talal Derki on the dangers of documenting Syrian Islamic fundamentalists and the importance of doing so
17 Feb 2018
Talal Derki on the dangers of filming Of Fathers And Sons, and why it was important to do it.
Sundance 2018: Festival preview
18 Jan 2018
Films we're looking forward to at this year's festival
First FIPRESCI Colloquium Dedicated to Russian Cinema
03 Jan 2018
Putting the current crop of filmmakers into context in St Petersburg.
Menashe co-writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making the film
07 Dec 2017
Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe
Aleksey Uchitel on making Matilda and the controversy that surrounds the film in Russia
26 Nov 2017
Aleksey Uchitel on his Russian costume drama and the controversy surrounding it.

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News Stories

San Sebastian to celebrate work of Muriel Box
09 Feb 2018
Retrospective dedicated to British filmmaker
Love, Gilda to open Tribeca
06 Feb 2018
Documentary on Radner to kick-off New York fest.
Berlin completes competition line-up
06 Feb 2018
Full Berlinale Special programme also announced
2018 Goya Awards
04 Feb 2018
The Bookshop and Giant have good night in Spain
Sundance announces winners
28 Jan 2018
Kailash and The Miseducation Of Cameron Post win top US prize.

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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
Sundance 2017: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
04 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
05 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
05 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: US Documentary Competition
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: NEXT in pictures
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: Midnight in pictures
06 Dec 2016
Sundance 2017: Premieres and Documentary Premieres in pictures
12 Dec 2016
Jeanne Moreau - A life in pictures
31 Jul 2017
Danielle Darrieux - A life in pictures
19 Oct 2017
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