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 1522 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Cries From Syria
Overview of the conflict in Syria.
The Salesman
Forced out of their apartment, Emad and Rana move into a new flat. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Rememory
A man investigates the suspicious death of a scientist while using his invention to try to overcome trauma from the past.
7 Minutes
Female workers at a textile plant must to decide whether to accept a cut to their break time as part of a factory takeover.
Fucking Bunnies
A man struggles to retain his liberal credentials when satanists move in next door.
The Olive Tree
A woman sets out to recover her grandfather's tree from the company who bought it.
Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her
A young woman represents Pakistan on the national squash team, despite the Taliban's threats.
Beach Rats
A Brooklyn teen struggles with his sexuality.
City Of Ghosts
The citizen journalists risking their lives to report on atrocities within in Syria.
Black Code
Examining the human rights pros and cons of the internet in terms of citizen journalism and global surveillance.

Features

William Oldroyd interview about austerity and colour-blind casting in Lady Macbeth
23 Mar 2017
William Oldroyd on austerity and colour-blind casting in his debut Lady Macbeth.
Alessandro Aronadio on his tragicomic drama Orecchie (Ears)
07 Mar 2017
Alessandro Aronadio in conversation about his absurdist drama.
Adam Sobel interview on making The Workers Cup
01 Mar 2017
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.
John Trengove interview about The Wound
09 Feb 2017
John Trengove talks about the challenges of his coming-of-age drama.
Kiro Russo interview about Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera) and Shewolf (Loba)
19 Dec 2016
Director Kiro Russo talks about his debut feature Dark Skull.

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News Stories

Shooting begins on The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
23 Mar 2017
Adaptation to star Lily James, Michel Huisman and Matthew Goode.
Asian Film Festival comes to Edinburgh for second year
17 Mar 2017
Showcase includes Mango Dreams and Lipstick Under My Burkha.
Benedict Cumberbatch to star in How To Stop Time
14 Mar 2017
Actor's SunnyMarch company to co-produce.
7 Minutes opens Italian Film Festival
04 Mar 2017
Director Michele Placido in attendance.
Tribeca announces feature film line-up
02 Mar 2017
Stars include Jon Hamm, Al Pacino, Juno Temple and Burt Reynolds

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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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