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 1821 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

The Lord Eagle
An old man and his wife find they have an unexpected guest one winter.
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Ivan
A woman is torn between her obsession with the father her child and the baby himself.
Deep Rivers
A stark landscape, unforgiving surroundings, gruelling work, and intense conflicts within the family circle – a vicious circle, the burden of which is only accentuated by the return of the youngest brother, who is to take the place of his sick father in this family of lumberjacks.
The White Crow
Dramatisation of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West.
Erased, Ascent Of The Invisible
Documentary about thousands of people who disappeared during the Lebanon Civil War.
The Third Wife
The story of a 14-year-old who becomes the third wife of a much older man in 19th Century Vietnam.
Yuli
The true story of Carlos Acosta, a black Cuban dancer who rose from an impoverished childhood to find international acclaim as a ballet dancer with London's Royal Ballet.
Marighella
Biopic of Marxist Brazilian writer, politician and guerilla fighter Carlos Marighella.
Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.

Features

Interview with Ilan Eshkeri about White Crow
20 Mar 2019
Ilan Eshkeri on his third collaboration with Ralph Fiennes
Capturing a life behind the camera: Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
15 Mar 2019
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler talk about Top End Wedding
13 Mar 2019
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler on Aussie rom-com
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on adapting Yuli - The Carlos Acosta Story for the big screen
27 Feb 2019
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on bringing Carlos Acosta's biopic Yuli to the screen
Viggo Mortensen on preparing for Green Book
08 Feb 2019
Viggo Mortensen on preparing for Green Book

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News Stories

Independent Spirit Awards
24 Feb 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk big winner
Stanley Donen dies
23 Feb 2019
Singin' In The Rain director was 94
New Directors/New Films line-up announced
21 Feb 2019
Celebration of fresh voices to open with Clemency
Eighth Grade top of class at WGA
18 Feb 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? also wins
Synonyms wins Golden Bear
17 Feb 2019
Israeli drama takes top prize in Berlin

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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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