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 1381 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Sing Street
A boy in mid-80s Ireland tries to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by starting a band.
High-Rise
Class war breaks out in a tower block.
Dirty Grandpa
An uptight guy and his grandad go on a lewd trip.
Love & Friendship
A widowed woman tries to manipulate her daughter into marriage.
Hunky Dory
A dive bar drag queen questions his lifestyle after his son arrives on his doorstep.
Morris From America
A 13-year-old American comes of age in Germany.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.
Belgica
Two brothers find their hedonistic bar business heading for trouble.
Creed
Apollo Creed's illegitimate son begs his dad's former friend and rival Rocky to train him in the ring.
The Angry Silence
A factory worker is ostracised after refusing to join a wildcat strike.

Features

Felix van Groeningen on music, hedonism and real-life inspiration in Belgica
05 Feb 2016
Felix van Groeningen on music, hedonism and real-life inspiration in Belgica.
Sundance 2016: Festival Preview
20 Jan 2016
Films we're looking forward to at this year's edition.
Hector director Jake Gavin on homelessness and humanity at Christmas
10 Dec 2015
Hector director on homelessness and humanity in his debut feature.
Radu Jude on language, prejudice and seeing the past in the present.
04 Dec 2015
Aferim! director Radu Jude on language, prejudice and seeing the past in the present.
Grímur Hákonarson on Rams, Little Moscow, The County and Icelandic co-operation
30 Nov 2015
Grímur Hákonarson on shooting Rams, running for the Oscars and Icelandic co-operation.

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News Stories

Truman triumphs at Goyas
07 Feb 2016
Cesc Gay's comedy drama wins five awards.
EIFF to present ET with live orchestral score
03 Feb 2016
Festival joins forces with RSNO for UK premiere.
Human Rights Watch announces London titles
03 Feb 2016
Campaigning festival celebrates 20th year.
Birth Of A Nation and Sonita big winners at Sundance
01 Feb 2016
Weiner and Sand Storm complete top prizes.
Sundance 2016: Opening press conference
21 Jan 2016
Cooper, Putnam and Redford happy to talk about diversity, audiences but not politics.

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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
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