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 1871 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Making Noise Quietly
A triptych of conflict in the shadow of different wars.
Kursk: The Last Mission
Retelling of the Kursk submarine disaster.
Schemers
Based on director's own experience as a fledgling promoter who came from the Schemes of Dundee.
The Hidden City
Beneath the modern city, there lies a vast labyrinth, which the filmmaker explores.
Synonyms
Tragicomedy about Yoav, a young Israeli determined to wipe out his origins and become French.
Heatwave
In the midst of a searing heatwave, two little children find a way to cool everyone down.
Carmilla
A passionate friendship develops between a sheltered 15-year-old and an enigmatic stranger in this Gothic tale.
Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows
The life and work of the artist, who was famous in the Seventies, before slipping from view.
Love Type D
A woman who believes she has a 'loser in love gene' goes on the hunt of her exes in a bid to change her romantic future.
Strange But True
A family grieving for the loss of a son face trouble when his girlfriend shows up five years later, claiming she is pregnant with the dead boy's child.

Features

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
Davy Rothbart on the challenges of making 17 Blocks
03 Jun 2019
Davy Rothbart talks about the long journey for his family-focused doc
Denis Tanovic on Tigers
30 May 2019
Denis Tanovic on his film about the Pakistan baby milk scandal

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News Stories

San Sebastian announces Spanish titles
19 Jul 2019
Amenábar and Flowers filmmaking trio return to competition
Parasite joins Pearls
17 Jul 2019
San Sebastian announces first titles in Audience Award contest
David Copperfield adaptation to open LFF
16 Jul 2019
Armando Iannucci's 'fresh take' stars Dev Patel
Weird Weekend returns
10 Jul 2019
Scottish showcase to feature rare Bill Murray film
Rip Torn dies at 88
10 Jul 2019
Will Smith leads tributes to Men In Black co-star

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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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