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

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Latest Film Reviews

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The Financial Director for a democratic super PAC behind a frontrunner presidential candidate investigates donations uncovering a conspiracy.
Sansón And Me
Documentary tracing a young immigrant’s path from coastal Mexico to a life sentence for murder in California.
Off The Rails
Two urbex and parkour-obsessed teenagers face-up to reality following the death of their friend.
Beba
We follow Afro-Latina filmmaker Rebeca Huntt, the titular Beba, as she takes us on the journey through her experience growing up.
Lightyear
The film that spawned Andy's 'favourite' toy.
The Last Metro
The wife of a Jewish theatre director forced into hiding tries to keep a production afloat in occupied Paris.
The Duke
The story of a taxi driver who stole a Goya from London's National Gallery and began to send ransom notes.
Leave No Traces
Poland, 1983. The country is shaken by the case of Grzegorz Przemyk - a high school student beaten to death by militia. Based on true events, the film follows the story of Jurek - the only witness of the beating, who overnight became the number one enemy of the state.
Both Sides Of The Blade
Sara has been in a stable, loving relationship with Jean for years. But then a man from their past reappears and, without warning, an old passion reignites.
1976
A woman finds herself dicing with danger after she is asked for help.

Features

Interview with Benjamin Massoubre about Little Nicholas: Happy As Can Be
05 Jul 2022
Benjamin Massoubre on Little Nicholas: Happy As Can Be
Films to watch on TV and streaming services this week
04 Jul 2022
Films to watch on TV and streaming services this week
Elena López Riera
28 Jun 2022
Elena López Riera on the shifting nature of stories and gender roles in The Water
Films to watch on TV and stream: June 27 to July 4
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Films to watch on telly and stream this week
Interview with Erige Sehiri on Under The Fig Trees
26 Jun 2022
Erige Sehiri reflects on the origin and themes of Under The Fig Trees

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News Stories

EIFF announces new strands
29 Jun 2022
Festival also brings in new competition section as it returns to August
DocFest announces prizes
29 Jun 2022
Sansón and Me, Master Of Light and Lyra among winners
EIFF to close with After Yang
21 Jun 2022
Festival pays tribute to 1972 female director event with this year's theme
Jean-Louis Trintignant dies
17 Jun 2022
Versatile French star was 91
San Sebastian to host Sautet retrospective
15 Jun 2022
70th edition to celebrate French writer/director

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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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