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, plus film trade magazine Screen International.

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

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 2020 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Finding The Way Back
Jack Cunningham was an HS basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.
Scoob!
Scooby and the gang take on Dick Dastardly.
Brigitte
Portrait of photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
Isle Of Us
Portrait of a Syrian barber and his family who now live on the Isle of Bute.
Breadline
The day-to-day workings of a food bank.
Galena
A snapshot of the life of an elderly woman in a largely empty village near a lead mine.
The Booksellers
A tour of New York’s book world, past and present.
The Viewing Booth
The filmmaker chooses an American student - an enthusiastic supporter of Israel - to comment on a range of films made about the Occupied Territories.
Camagroga
A portrait of the unique agricultural centre la Huerta de Valencia, where tiger nuts are grown and turned into the regional drink horchata.
Marionette
A therapist starts to doubt reality after a 10-year-old tells her he can predict her future.

Features

Stay-At-Home Seven: July 6 to 12 - Streaming and TV suggestions
06 Jul 2020
Suggestions of films to catch on TV and streaming services this week.
Stay-At-Home Seven: June 20 to July 5 - Streaming and TV suggestions
29 Jun 2020
Films to catch on streaming services and telly this week
Streaming Spotlight - Continental comedies
26 Jun 2020
Sunny side up films for the sunnier weather.
Stay-At-Home Seven: June 22 to 28
22 Jun 2020
Films to watch on telly and streaming services in the next seven days
Stay-At-Home Seven: June 15 to 21
15 Jun 2020
Movies to catch on streaming services and TV this week

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News Stories

San Sebastian announces titles
03 Jul 2020
Plans going ahead for physical edition of the festival
London Film Festival announces hybrid edition
02 Jul 2020
50 virtual festival premieres in programme
Carl Reiner dies at 98
30 Jun 2020
Tributes pour in for comic, writer and director
Edinburgh Film Festival launches drive-in series
23 Jun 2020
Monthly events planned at city airport
Viggo Mortensen to receive Donostia
22 Jun 2020
Star will also bring directorial debut to San Sebastian

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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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