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 Gijon Film Festival.

She thinks that distributors are bonkers not to be releasing the following in the UK: Mother, I Love You, War Witch and Tangerines. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier).

We have 1313 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Chicken
Drama about a teenager with learning difficulties and his abusive older brother.
Sleeping With Other People
A couple who lost their virginity to each other meet 12 years later and try to help one another find a lasting relationship.
Hector
Drama about a homeless pensioner with a tragic past.
Manglehorn
Tale of a locksmith who can't come to terms with losing the love of his life.
The Dance Of The Memory
Documentary considers the notion of memory.
When Elephants Fight
Examining the West's ties to conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic Of Congo.
The Lesson
A provincial schoolteacher is faced with tough choices due to mounting debts.
The Closer We Get
Auto- biographical documentary about an apparently ordinary family having to stoically deal with broken dreams and hidden secrets.
Melbourne
A young couple on the verge of emigration find their lives rocked by tragedy.
Last Days In The Desert
An imagined chapter at the end of Jesus's fasting in the desert.

Features

Interview with Damon Gameau about That Sugar Film
30 Jun 2015
Sweet talk about the unsavoury effects of bad diet from Damon Gameau.
Interview with Max Barron about Everyone's Going To Die
25 Jun 2015
Max Barron on little British movies and how Everyone's Going To Die.
Karen Guthrie interview about The Closer We Get
17 Jun 2015
Karen Guthrie talks about documenting her life in The Closer We Get.
EIFF artistic director Mark Adams talks about his first edition in the job.
02 Jun 2015
EIFF artistic director Mark Adams talks about this year's festival.
Iberodocs opens in Edinburgh with Mercedes Sosa: The Voice Of Latin America
15 May 2015
Mercedes Sosa documentary kicks-off second edition.

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News Stories

Karen Gillan and James Cosmo become EIFF patrons
28 Jun 2015
Big Gold Dream wins Audience Award as festival draws to close.
45 Years wins Michael Powell at EIFF
26 Jun 2015
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl takes international prize
EIFF announces Best Of The Fest
25 Jun 2015
Hector, Inside Out an Amy among films getting additional screenings.
Nice 'do kicks off EIFF
18 Jun 2015
Stars out for absurdist serial killing barber flick The Legend Of Barney Thomson
Ron Moody dies
11 Jun 2015
Oliver! star was 91.

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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
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