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 1724 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Moss
Life brings unexpected adventures for a teenager on his 18th birthday.
Bear With Us
A family has decided to sell their lovely cottage as none of them has visited it for some time. Yet it holds so many nostalgic memories that the mother suggests they all spend one last day there before the sale takes place.
Summer 1993
A young girl struggles to adapt to her new life in the countryside after the death of her mum.
Vitello
A young boy goes in search of his dad.
To The Night
As a child Norman survived a fire that took the rest of his family. As an adult he is still struggling with the resulting trauma, and he finds it difficult to start a new life with his girlfriend and little boy.
The Swing
Documentary about an elderly couple and the way their family deal with a sudden death.
Cielo
A documentary about the sky above the Andes and the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, and those who live under it.
Swimming With Men
An accountant suffering from a mid-life crisis joins an all-male synchronised swimming team.
Solis
An astronaut finds himself trapped in an escape pod heading towards the sun.
Jellyfish
A teenager tries to find an outlet for the anger generated by her chaotic home life.

Features

Cyril Aris talks about documenting his grandparents' lives in The Swing
14 Jul 2018
Cyril Aris talks about documenting his grandparents' lives in The Swing
Amy Geller and Gerard Peary talk about their upcoming film The Rabbi Goes West
12 Jul 2018
Amy Geller and Gerald Peary on their upcoming documentary The Rabbi Goes West
Interview with Gustavo Pizzi and Karine Teles about Loveling
21 Jun 2018
Gustavo Pizzi and Karine Teles discuss Loveling and portraying families on screen
Edinburgh Film Festival Highlights
19 Jun 2018
Six of the best at this year's fest
Marta Bergman on her debut feature Alone At My Wedding
25 May 2018
Marta Bergman on the heroine's journey in Alone At My Wedding

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News Stories

Spanish titles announced by San Sebastian
20 Jul 2018
19 homegrown features and shorts in line-up
Open City releases line-up
19 Jul 2018
Festival will open with Baronesa and close with The Swing
Scalarama launches programme
18 Jul 2018
Polyester in Odorama event announced.
Yvonne Blake dies
17 Jul 2018
British Superman costume designer was 78
San Sebastian announces first New Directors titles
15 Jul 2018
A look at the 13 up-and-coming directors selected.

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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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