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 1863 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Love Type D
A woman who believes she has a 'loser in love gene' goes on the hunt of her exes in a bid to change her romantic future.
Strange But True
A family grieving for the loss of a son face trouble when his girlfriend shows up five years later, claiming she is pregnant with the dead boy's child.
Bulbul Can Sing
Portrait of a trio of friends struggling with the expectations of adults and tradition in their village community.
Accept The Call
A look at the forces that drive radicalisation through the prism of a single father and son relationship.
Zero Impunity
Hybrid documentary exploring the use of rape and sexual violence in global conflict.
Born In Evin
The story of the family of director and actor Maryam Zaree, who sets out to investigate the circumstances of her birth in one of the world’s most notorious jails for political prisoners.
Advocate
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
Thunder Road
The life of an emotionally unstable cop begins to unravel when his mum dies.
Oleg
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
Naptha
Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station is turned upside down when his ageing father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning back home.

Features

10 films to catch at Edinburgh Film Festival
14 Jun 2019
We pick some of our favourites from this year's line-up
Midnight Traveler interview with Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim
06 Jun 2019
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler
Davy Rothbart on the challenges of making 17 Blocks
03 Jun 2019
Davy Rothbart talks about the long journey for his family-focused doc
Denis Tanovic on Tigers
30 May 2019
Denis Tanovic on his film about the Pakistan baby milk scandal
Interview with Ilan Eshkeri about White Crow
20 Mar 2019
Ilan Eshkeri on his third collaboration with Ralph Fiennes

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News Stories

Richard Dreyfuss, Timothy Spall and David Hayman heading to EIFF
11 Jun 2019
Festival announces red carpet talent
The Farewell favourite at Sundance London
03 Jun 2019
Lula Wang's comedy drama takes audience award
Filmmaker turns Qurator
01 Jun 2019
Director Thomas Ikimi launches film review app to combat trolls
EIFF announces full programme
29 May 2019
Danny Boyle and Nick Broomfield set for in person events
Yomeddine takes top prize at Arab Cinema Awards
27 May 2019
Capernaum and Of Fathers And Sons also honoured

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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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