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 1364 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Adventures of a woman after she meets a group of young lads, over the course of a night.
The Murderer Lives At 21
An inspector tries to catch a serial killer.
The Apostate
The tale of a man desperate to escape the faith passed down from his parents as he looks back over his past, his scars, the marks left by guilt and desire.
All About Them
Love triangle romcom.
Amama: When A Tree Falls
A family tale of conflict between the urban and rural worlds, past and present, parents and children.
The Immortal Story
Rarely-seen Welles feature about an expat orchestrates a tale of sexual and emotional manipulation.
On a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys, Nicolas and the other boys are subjected to mysterious and sinister medical treatments.
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar.
The Ladykillers
Criminals find their heist plot foiled by a little old lady.
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Exploration of the history and methods of the Church of Scientology, recounted by former members.


Fokus: Films From Germany - season preview
21 Nov 2015
As the inaugural festival opens with Victoria, we preview the programme.
Location, dislocation and sexual frustration: Ben Sharrock on shooting Pikadero
02 Nov 2015
Ben Sharrock talks about his Basque quirky comedy romance Pikadero.
Beefing up reality: Gabriel Mascaro interview about Neon Bull
12 Oct 2015
Gabriel Mascaro on the mixture of the surreal and the actual in Neon Bull.
Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival highlights: Magical Girl, The Unbeatables, The Spanish Affair, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, Flowers
03 Oct 2015
Films to look out for in the second edition.
Venice 2015: Jake Mahaffy talks about faith, authenticity and empathy in Free In Deed
17 Sep 2015
Jake Mahaffy on religion, authenticity and empathy in Free In Deed.

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News Stories

Sundance reveals Midnight line-up
23 Nov 2015
Rob Zombie and Kevin Smith among directors featured.
César hopes for new talents
17 Nov 2015
Freya Mavor, Rod Paradot and Félix Moati are among celebrated young stars.
Legend a winner at Scottish BAFTAs
16 Nov 2015
Robert Carlye's directorial debut named best feature.
When Terence met Stefan
12 Nov 2015
Sunset Song and Tokyo Fiancee directors meet on red carpet
Film archive tours Scotland
05 Nov 2015
Made In My Toun offers rare footage and a blether.

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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
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