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 1430 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Finding Dory
The forgetful fish is back.
Documentary about a conflict that arose between Dutch incomers to a small Spanish town and the traditions of the sole remaining residents.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki
Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki is 26 years old and in love. Expected to win a bout against an American, but he would rather be with his girlfriend than train.
Normal Autistic Film
A personal perspective on autism as a different way of looking at the world rather than a medical problem.
The Teacher
A teacher creates a climate of fear in the classroom.
I, Olga Hepnarová
Period drama about a real-life murderer.
Houston, We Have A Problem!
Creating the myth of a space-race power deal.
Story of a teenager who delivers telegrams during the Second World War.
A private investigator is drawn into a mind game by a mysterious woman.
A baby bird learns how to catch food on the shoreline.


Karlovy Vary Festival report
11 Jul 2016
We report from the Czech festival.
Brahman Naman director Qaushiq Mukherjee discusses men, music and the resurgence of Indian cinema
30 Jun 2016
Brahman Naman director on men, music and the resurgence of Indian cinema.
Brahman Naman writer Naman Ramachandran and producer Steve Barron in conversation
29 Jun 2016
Naman Ramachandran and Steve Barron talk about brains and libido in Brahman Naman.
Shimon Dotan in conversation about documentary The Settlers
10 Jun 2016
Shimon Dotan on the history and potential future of Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
Interview with Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais about Hunky Dory
14 Mar 2016
Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais on creativity, family and keeping everything Hunky Dory.

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News Stories

Hollywood pays tribute to Garry Marshall
20 Jul 2016
Pretty Woman director dies at 81.
Iris Prize earns BAFTA status
20 Jul 2016
LGBT prize nominees now eligible for automatic entry.
Sigourney Weaver to receive Donostia Award
19 Jul 2016
Star's A Monster Calls will also screen in San Sebastian.
Szabolcs Hajdu has time of his life at KVIFF
09 Jul 2016
Director takes Crystal Globe and acting prize in Karlovy Vary.
Double joy for Original Bliss
09 Jul 2016
German film takes two awards in Karlovy Vary

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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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