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, Warsaw 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, the Radio Times, plus film trade magazine Screen International.

In addition to written criticism, she also talks about film from time to time on BBC Radio Scotland.

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 2658 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

My Sweet Land
For 11-year-old Vrej, life in his homeland Artsakh is like a paradise, but when war starts again, can he carry a nation’s hopes on his young shoulders?
Memoir Of A Snail
A woman recalls the series of unfortunate events that have made up her life so far.
Holy Cow!
After the sudden death of his father an 18-year-old finds himself looking after his sister... and changing his life.
Armand
A mother is called into her child's infant school after he faces an accusation.
Plastic Guns
A case of mistaken identity fuels a twisted satire.
My Old Ass
The summer before college, bright-yet-irreverent Elliott comes face-to-face with her older self during a mushroom trip. The encounter spurs a funny and heartfelt journey of self-discovery and first love as Elliott prepares to leave her childhood home.
All We Imagine As Light
Triptych explores the lives of three women in Mumbai.
Sauna Day
Secrets in a smoke sauna.
The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent
Tension mounts on a passenger train after it is stopped by paramilitaries.
Southern Brides
Older women talk about their wedding, losing their virginity and sex.

Features

Memoir Of A Snail director Adam Elliot on creating textured underdogs and emotional conflict
15 Jun 2024
Memoir Of A Snail director Adam Elliot on creating textured underdogs and emotional conflict
Inma de Reyes on capturing a youngster's bullfighting ambition in The Boy And The Suit Of Lights
14 Jun 2024
Inma de Reyes on capturing a youngster's bullfighting ambition in The Boy And The Suit Of Lights
Films to watch on TV or stream this week
10 Jun 2024
Films to watch on TV or stream this week
Nebojša Slijepčević on bringing the story of Tomo Buzov to screen in The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent
06 Jun 2024
Nebojša Slijepčević on bringing the story of Tomo Buzov to screen in The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent
Sundance London highlights
05 Jun 2024
As its parent festival considers its future plans we recommend a selection from the UK showcase

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News Stories

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates culture and community
13 Jun 2024
Annual event features films and other arts events
MUBI announces Manchester festival
06 Jun 2024
Distributor to host two days of screenings as part of worldwide programme
Top names in the swim at Evia
05 Jun 2024
3rd edition of Greek island green initiative has water as its theme
Tallinn introduces dedicated documentary competition
04 Jun 2024
Doc@PÖFF will celebrate the best in factual film
Mohammad Rasolouf escapes Iran
13 May 2024
Move comes days after The Seed Of The Sacred Fig director was sentenced to jail and flogging

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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
Artist's impressions of £50m Edinburgh Filmhouse plan
11 Mar 2020
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