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 on the FIPRESCI jury 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 Silver Tongues. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier).

We have 1214 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

If I Stay
A teenager faces the choice between life and death.
The Dog
Portrait of the motor-mouthed, completely uncorked John Wojtowicz, whose 1972 botched robbery of a Brooklyn bank was dramatized in Dog Day Afternoon.
Jour De Fête
Tati's debut about a postman who sees a newsreel about the US mail system and decides to upgrade his deliveries, with comic consequences.
The Strange Little Cat
An intimate look at a family preparing to eat dinner togather in a Berlin apartment.
Sorrow And Joy
Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, try to come to terms with unspeakable grief.
Joy Of Man's Desiring
Humans' relationship with machinery.
A Most Wanted Man
Thriller about the war on terror.
Northwest
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
Home From Home - Chronicle Of A Vision
A man in a Prussian village dreams of escape to South America.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Caesar's apes find themselves on the brink of war with human survivors of simian flu.

Features

Charlie Siskel interview about Finding Vivian Maier
17 Jul 2014
Charlie Siskel on making Finding Vivian Maier.
Interview with Lou Howe about Gabriel
20 May 2014
Director Lou Howe on the development of his first feature film.
Director Andrew T Betzer interview about Young Bodies Heal Quickly
10 May 2014
Andrew T Betzer talks about youth aggression and communication in his debut Young Bodies Heal Quickly
Garnet Frost and Ed Perkins talk about Garnet's Gold
25 Apr 2014
Garnet Frost and Ed Perkins talk about personal journeys, spirituality and connection in documentary Garnet's Gold
Tribeca Film Festival: Time Is Illmatic, Summer Of Blood, Gabriel, Five Star and X/Y
23 Apr 2014
We take a look at Time Is Illmatic, Summer Of Blood, Gabriel, Five Star and X/Y

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News Stories

Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara receive honorary Oscars
30 Aug 2014
Harry Belafonte also set to pick up humanitarian award.
International competition status raised at Tallinn Black Nights
29 Aug 2014
FIAPF endorsement sees Estonian festival join Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
New York Film Festival unveils main slate
17 Aug 2014
Whiplash, Life Of Riley and Mr. Turner among highlights.
French Film Festival UK reveals highlights
15 Aug 2014
Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Carré and Mathieu Amalric to feature.
Fury to close London Film Festival
14 Aug 2014
Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf star in war drama

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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
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