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 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.

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 1852 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You
Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.
The Proposal
When artist-turned-filmmaker Jill Magid learns that the archives of Mexico's most famous architect are being held in a private collection, she devises a radical plan to return his legacy to the public.
Booksmart
Two studious high school BFFs decide to seize a last chance to party before graduation.
Rocketman
A musical fantasy reimagining of Elton John's early success, addiction and rehab.
Sick Sick Sick
A teenager becomes fascinated with a new kid in class who is a haemophiliac. When tragedy strikes, she finds a new obsession.
Aladdin
Live-action remake of the Disney animation about a thief who gets his hands on a magic lamp.
Birds Of Passage
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
The Unknown Saint
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.
Litigante
In Bogota, Silvia, a single mum and a lawyer, is implicated in a corruption scandal. At the same time she is trying to cope with her sick mum.
Destination Wedding
A pair of misanthropic wedding guests discover they may have more in common than they thought

Features

Interview with Ilan Eshkeri about White Crow
20 Mar 2019
Ilan Eshkeri on his third collaboration with Ralph Fiennes
Capturing a life behind the camera: Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
15 Mar 2019
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler talk about Top End Wedding
13 Mar 2019
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler on Aussie rom-com
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on adapting Yuli - The Carlos Acosta Story for the big screen
27 Feb 2019
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on bringing Carlos Acosta's biopic Yuli to the screen
Viggo Mortensen on preparing for Green Book
08 Feb 2019
Viggo Mortensen on preparing for Green Book

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News Stories

EIFF preview screening of Brightburn
24 May 2019
Elizabeth Banks stars in horror
You can watch Cannes from home
23 May 2019
Festival Scope hosts selection of Critics' Week shorts
EIFF launches youth programme
21 May 2019
Talks, masterclasses and £5 tickets on offer for 15-25-year-olds
EIFF spotlight on Scots
20 May 2019
Festival celebrates homegrown talent
EIFF announces galas
15 May 2019
UglyDolls and Balance, Not Symmetry join line-up

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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
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