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). Email her (while taking her hat off) amber(chapeau)@eyeforfilm.co.uk

We have 1490 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

A Man Returned
Story of a man preparing for marriage after being sent back to a refugee camp after being deported from Greece.
Your Mother And I
Johnna's dad changed the world. Or so he says.
A Love Story
Stopframe animation.
Little Soldier
A little girl looks after her addicted mum.
Dear Marianne
A Cornishman sends postcards home from Ireland.
Moonlight
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
Indochine
A plantation owner in Indochina finds herself in a love rivalry with her adopted daughter as France's colonial strength wanes.
Under Construction
A modern Muslim woman struggles to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh.
Dark Skull
A young man finds himself no other option but to replace his dead father down the mine.
It's Not The Time Of My Life
Family tensions rise after an unexpected visit.

Features

Kiro Russo interview about Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera) and Shewolf (Loba)
19 Dec 2016
Director Kiro Russo talks about his debut feature Dark Skull.
Otto Bell on shooting The Eagle Huntress and the remarkable star of his documentary
13 Dec 2016
Otto Bell on shooting The Eagle Huntress and the remarkable star of his documentary.
Emma Luchini talks about My Men
11 Nov 2016
Director Emma Luchini attends Q&A
Made In Prague highlights
05 Nov 2016
Five to watch from the programme.
Jane Gull interview about My Feral Heart
04 Nov 2016
Jane Gull talks about casting and shooting My Feral Heart.

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News Stories

La La Land leads BAFTA nominations
10 Jan 2017
11 nods for Damien Chazelle's musical.
La La Land calls tune at Golden Globes
09 Jan 2017
Damien Chazelle's musical wins record number of awards.
Om Puri dies at 66
06 Jan 2017
Tributes to veteran Indian actor.
GFF opening and closing films announced
05 Jan 2017
Handsome Devil and Mad To Be Normal bookend festival.
Moonlight is OFCS Best Picture
03 Jan 2017
Online Film Critics Society 2017 awards announced.

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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
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