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 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 1702 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Fugue
A woman suffering from memory loss is reunited with the family she can't remember having.
Alone At My Wedding
A Roma single mum hopes an internet love match will hold the key to a better life.
Requiem for Mrs J
Jelena wants to end her life and she’s only got a week to sort things out... a situation that proves difficult.
Black Cop
A black police officer goes off the rails.
Notes From Dunblane: Lessons From A School Shooting
Documentary charting the friendship that grew between two priests on either side of the Atlantic after their communities were rocked by school shootings.
Silent Night
A man's Christmas visit to his family proves to be turbulent.
We The Animals
Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents as Jonah embraces a world of imagination.
Netizens
Three women talk about cyber-stalking and online abuse and the ways in which they have fought back.
When Lambs Become Lions
In the Kenyan bush, a crackdown on ivory poaching forces a silver-tongued second-generation poacher to seek out an unlikely ally in this fly-on-the-wall look at both sides of the conservation divide.
Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Documentary looking at the impact of an asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island.

Features

Gabrielle Brady on documentary Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
25 Apr 2018
Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
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

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News Stories

Sundance announces Directors and Screenwriters lab participants
24 May 2018
13 projects selected.
EIFF launches programme
23 May 2018
21 world premieres in line-up
Sundance grants £436k of doc funding
21 May 2018
23 projects receive support - more than half by women
Besson accused of rape
21 May 2018
Fifth Element director denies allegation
Palm Dog for Dogman
18 May 2018
Crime drama's gang of pooches take top prize

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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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