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 1800 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

The Summer Of The Electric Lion
A child's eye view of life in a religious cult.
An Elephant Sitting Still
The lives of four people cross over the course of a day in China.
'63 Boycott
Those who took part in the 1963 Chicago schools boycott tell the story.
Lifeboat
Documentary about volunteers aiming to save refugees in the Mediterranean.
Lost & Found
A dinosaur tries to save his friend - and so does a fox.
Railway Men
Life for rail workers on Tunisia's rundown Normal Line.
Poisonous Roses
A sister becomes determined to stop her brother leaving the family home.
Wild Relatives
The connection between a Norwegian seed vault and farmers in Lebanon trying to replicate seeds lost to war.
Rojo
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
An exploration of coming-of-age in the Black Belt of the American South.

Features

Benjamin Naishtat interview about Rojo
14 Dec 2018
Benjamin Naishtat chats about his genre thriller Rojo
Lila Avilés talks about making The Chambermaid
14 Dec 2018
Lila Avilés talks about putting the focus on The Chambermaid
Mohcine Besri talks about Urgent (Une Urgence Ordinaire)
09 Dec 2018
Mohcine Besri on healthcare, hospitals and humour in his latest film
Interview with Gabriela Cartol about The Chambermaid
05 Dec 2018
Gabriela Cartol on learning the craft of The Chambermaid
A Postcard from La Mostra De Valencia
23 Oct 2018
We report from the newly reborn Spanish festival

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News Stories

Sundance announces juries
17 Jan 2019
Akhavan, Chazelle and Campion will head to Utah
The Favourite leads BAFTA nominations
09 Jan 2019
12 category charge for Lanthimos' costume drama
Glasgow announces opening and closing films
08 Jan 2019
Mid90s and Beats bookend festival
BAFTA announces Rising Star nominees
04 Jan 2019
Jessie Buckley, Letitia Wright and Barry Keoghan among names in frame
Roma tops OFCS awards
02 Jan 2019
Alfonso Cuarón takes four gongs

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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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