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 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 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Miskolc Cinefest.

She thinks that distributors should be releasing the following in the UK: Paths Of The Soul, Delicate Balance 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 1692 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Wajib
A father and his son come together to deliver wedding invitations.
Beirut
A US diplomat flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
July Tales
Two languorous summer days, two thorny tales of romantic misunderstanding.
Puzzle
Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
The Tale
An investigation into one woman's memory as she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Butterflies
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
The Interpreter
An 80-year-old translator, Ali Ungár, comes across a book written by a former SS officer recounting his war experiences in Slovakia and realises that one of the chapters may well describe his own parents’ execution.
The Poetess
The story of Saudi poetess, Hissa Hilal.
Men Don't Cry
When, less than two decades since the war ended in Yugoslavia, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel to undergo days of therapy, it’s hard to expect absolute harmony.
The Blessed
One night in Algiers shows how the shadow of war lingers over multiple generations.

Features

Article about female filmmakers Rebecca Miller, Chloé Zhao, Céline Sciamma, Susanna Nicchiarelli, Ana Lily Amirpour
08 Mar 2018
Rebecca Miller, Chloé Zhao, Céline Sciamma, Susanna Nicchiarelli and Ana Lily Amirpour
Petra Volpe on The Divine Order, the #MeToo movement and the ongoing fight for equal rights
07 Mar 2018
The Divine Order director Petra Volpe on her new film and the ongoing the fight for equal rights.
Dustin O'Halloran on composing the score for Puzzle
06 Mar 2018
Dustin O'Halloran talks about his latest score.
Composer Paul Saunderson on the music for Three Identical Strangers
05 Mar 2018
Composer Paul Saunderson on scoring Three Identical Strangers
Talal Derki on the dangers of documenting Syrian Islamic fundamentalists and the importance of doing so
17 Feb 2018
Talal Derki on the dangers of filming Of Fathers And Sons, and why it was important to do it.

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News Stories

Sundance London announces line-up
19 Apr 2018
Women filmmakers take spotlight
Black Panther screening to end Saudi ban
18 Apr 2018
Soft start as kingdom ends 35-year prohibition
Loveless feels the love
15 Apr 2018
Russian film takes four prizes at inaugural East - West. Golden Arch awards
Canada Now announces line-up
11 Apr 2018
Film selection to tour UK
Animation world pays tribute to Isao Takahata
06 Apr 2018
Studio Ghibli co-founder dies at 82

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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
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