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 2331 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Belfast
The tale of a young boy living in Belfast in the late 1960s.
A Cop Movie
A docufiction dive into the Mexican police force.
Huella
The death of her grandmother sees a woman take an unexpected dance with grief.
Eagles
A snapshot documentary of the work of volunteers who search for missing migrants near the Arizona border.
Luca
A young sea monster finds new friends on dry land - but can he keep his secret?
Being The Ricardos
Lucille Ball biopic set across a single week of crisis.
A Broken House
A profile of Syrian emigre to the US Mohamed Hafez, the miniature models he creates and the refugee experience.
Like The Ones I Used To Know
A divorced dad struggles with his emotions as he picks up his kids for Christmas.
Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis
Jewish soldiers recount their roles at a top-secret military camp for Nazi scientists.
Us Again
An elderly couple find the rain washing away the years.

Features

Streaming and TV picks for the week ahead
17 Jan 2022
TV and streaming recommendations for the week ahead
Streaming Spotlight: Watching with wolves
15 Jan 2022
We take a walk on the wild side for this week's selection
Stay-at-Home Seven: January 10 to 16
10 Jan 2022
Films to catch on streaming services and TV this week
Streaming Spotlight: Kings of the screen
08 Jan 2022
A royal rundown of noble performances
Stay-At-Home Seven: Streaming and TV picks for the week ahead
03 Jan 2022
Television and streaming selections for the coming week

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News Stories

Berlin announces shooting stars
14 Jan 2022
Irish actress Clare Dunne among emerging talent
Berlin Film Festival shortens event
13 Jan 2022
Pandemic also leads to reduction in seating capacity
Sundance adds titles
12 Jan 2022
Disney and Berg docs join line-up
Golden Globes awarded at low-key event
10 Jan 2022
West Side Story and The Power Of The Dog the big winners
Sir Poitier dies at 94
07 Jan 2022
Star was the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar

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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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