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 has served on its juries in Seattle, Palm Springs, San Sebastian and Gijon. She attended the first FIPRESCI colloquium on Russian Film in St Petersburg and has tutored young critics in workshops at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Miskolc Cinefest. She has recently be on the juries for the annual East - West. The Golden Arch Eurasian film awards and the Arab Cinema Centre Critics' Awards.

She is a Tomatometer critic at Rottentomatoes, and has written on film for outlets including The Times, The Telegraph and The Daily Record in the UK, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Australia, The National in Abu Dhabi and Filmmaker Magazine in the US.

She thinks that distributors should be releasing the following in the UK: Delicate Balance, The Tale and Beautiful Things. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier) and LinkedIn. Email her (while taking her hat off) amber(chapeau)@eyeforfilm.co.uk

We have 1893 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Ad Astra
An astronaut travels to the outer edge of the solar system in a bid to find his missing father and ensure the survival of the planet.
The Criminal
A freshly released convict aims for a fresh heist.
The Go-Between
When a youngster goes to stay with a wealthy friend, he finds himself caught up as a messenger boy for a clandestine affair.
Mosul
Documentary about the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State.
Night Hunter
A serial killer with multiple personalities takes on the cops who have caught him.
Hustlers
A group of strippers hatch a plan to fleece their clientele.
A Minuscule Adventure
With winter approaching in the valley, reserves for the cold season are of utmost importance. When a small ladybird gets trapped inside a shipment heading for the Caribbean, however, their father must set off on a heroic overseas journey to rescue his beloved offspring.
Yeh Freedom Life
Documentary following the difficulties faced by women in lesbian relationships in India.
Letter To Theo
The filmmaker considers the death of director Théo Angelopoulos, his focus on the themes of borders and migration and the state of modern-day Greece.
Bird Island
After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persisting exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation centre for birds.

Features

Interview with Ritesh Batra about Photograph
31 Jul 2019
Ritesh Batra on Photograph and shooting in Mumbai
Interview with Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts about For Sama
25 Jul 2019
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts discuss For Sama
John Hawkes and Elfar Adalsteins on making End Of Sentence
04 Jul 2019
John Hawkes and Elfar Adalsteins on motivation and midges in their road trip drama
10 films to catch at Edinburgh Film Festival
14 Jun 2019
We pick some of our favourites from this year's line-up
Midnight Traveler interview with Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim
06 Jun 2019
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler

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News Stories

Joker has last laugh in Venice
08 Sep 2019
Philips takes Silver Lion and Polanski wins Grand Jury Prize
Child's play and food for thought at San Sebastian
03 Sep 2019
Animation for kids and culinary section announced
London Film Festival announces line-up
29 Aug 2019
Galas include A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Watch Venice Film Festival films online
29 Aug 2019
Festival Scope's Web Theatre returns
Roma takes FIPRESCI Grand Prix
29 Aug 2019
Cuarón's film to receive accolade in San Sebastian

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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
Jeanne Moreau - A life in pictures
31 Jul 2017
Danielle Darrieux - A life in pictures
19 Oct 2017
First images of Rob Brydon's Swimming With Men
01 May 2018
San Sebastian releases 2018 posters
03 May 2018
Christopher Lee archive donated to BFI
23 May 2019
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