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 inaugural 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 1754 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

All The Memory Of The World
Documenting France's national library.
The Styrene's Song
Documentary charting the making of a plastic bowl.
Manta Ray
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
Introduzione all’Oscuro
Cinematic tribute to Hans Hurch, the long-time director of Vienna Film Festival.
Island
Documentary about terminally ill patients.
Hal
Portrait of the director of Harold And Maude.
The Announcement
Soldiers involved in a 1963 coup underestimate the invisible power of civilian life.
José
A working class gay young man faces tough choices after he falls for a builder.
Tel Aviv On Fire
Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier, but trouble brews when soldier and the show's backers disagree about how the it should end.
Camorra
Documentary charting organised crime in Naples using archive footage.

Features

Sarah Marx interview about L'Enkas
13 Sep 2018
Sarah Marx talks about drama L'Enkas
Director Sameh Zoabi on politics and comedy in Tel Aviv On Fire
12 Sep 2018
Director Sameh Zoabi on politics and comedy in his satire Tel Aviv On Fire.
Bart Layton, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Evan Peters and Jared Abrahamson on American Animals
06 Sep 2018
Bart Layton and the cast of American Animals talk about the thrills and spills of making fiction from fact
Eye Haïdara on C'est La Vie, comedy, the #MeToo movement and fighting racial stereotypes
30 Aug 2018
C'est La Vie! star Haïdara on the art of comedy, her rising career and fighting racial stereotypes
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
09 Aug 2018
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

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News Stories

UK Jewish Film Festival launches programme
18 Sep 2018
Programme includes Philip Roth retrospective
Green Book wins top prize in Toronto
17 Sep 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk and Roma are runners-up
Flight Of A Bullet wins Open City Award
08 Sep 2018
The Swing and Angkar also honoured at documentary festival
Alexander Payne to be San Sebastian president
07 Sep 2018
Director joined on jury by Biscayart, de Rossy and Rourich
Oscars postpone 'popular film' award move
07 Sep 2018
Ceremony TV show will also be cut to 3 hours

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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
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