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 2235 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Ailey
Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Told in his own words and through the creation of a dance inspired by his life, this immersive portrait follows a man who, when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him, determined to build one that would.
Nowhere Special
John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his young son Michael as a single dad, but after he's given only a few months to live, he tries to find the perfect set of adoptive parents.
Off The Rails
After the death of an old friend, a group of 50somethings go on an interrail trip with her daughter.
The World To Come
In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail begins a new year on the rural farm where she lives with her husband Dyer. But a friendship with the wife of a new neighbour leads to trouble.
Deerskin
Georges, 44, and his jacket, 100 per cent deerskin, have a plan.
Courage
Documentary about the protests in Belarus.
Bridges Of Time
Essay documentary about the less remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave.
I Never Cry
A woman travels to Ireland to repatriate her father's body after he dies in a workplace accident.
Glory To The Queen
Documentary considering the career and impact of four Georgian women chess Grand Masters.
Lost Boys
Documentary tracking one of the director's attempts to find his drug addict friends after they vanish in Cambodia.

Features

Streaming Spotlight: Heading to the beach
23 Jul 2021
This week we're heading to the beach
Stay-At-Home Seven: July 19-26 - TV and streaming picks for the week ahead
19 Jul 2021
TV and streaming picks for the week ahead
Stay-At-Home Seven: July 12 to 19
12 Jul 2021
Streaming and TV highlights for the week ahead
Stay-At-Home Seven: July 5 to 11
05 Jul 2021
Films to look out for on TV and streaming services this week
Streaming Spotlight - Cannes favourites
02 Jul 2021
Ahead of this year's festival, we select Palme d'Or winners to stream

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News Stories

EIFF announces Fest in the City line-up
22 Jul 2021
Free screenings include family films and classics
Pig to open EIFF
21 Jul 2021
Nic Cage stars in truffle hunter drama
San Sebastian announces first competition titles
19 Jul 2021
Davies, Hadzihalilovic and Simon among established names
Here Today to close EIFF
11 Jul 2021
Billy Crystal comedy will wrap 74th edition
Gaza Mon Amour takes top prize in the Critics Awards for Arab Films
11 Jul 2021
Romantic drama's Abbass named best actress

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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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