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 1968 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Adam
A widow takes in a heavily pregnant young woman.
The Whalebone Box
The pilgrimage of a box.
A Son
After a child is shot and needs a transplant, a family secret is exposed.
The Golden Harvest
Consideration of the history of olives and olive oil manufacture.
The Perfect Candidate
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
Ecstasy
Experimental consideration of anorexia.
1982
A boy tries to pluck up the courage to tell a girl how he feels about her against the backdrop of encroaching war.
Scales
A young girl who was supposed to be sacrificed to the sea refuses to surrender to her fate.
Arab Blues
A Parisian psychoanalyst tries to set up a practice in a post-Arab Spring Tunis.

Features

Stay-At-Home Seven: April 6-11 - Streaming and TV suggestions
06 Apr 2020
This week's dose of films to catch on TV and UK streaming services
Streaming Spotlight - Spain
02 Apr 2020
Films to catch on demand
Stay-At-Home Seven: March 30-April 5 - weekly round-up of films on TV and UK streaming services
30 Mar 2020
Our weekly round-up of films to catch on UK streaming services and television
Stay-At-Home Seven: March 23-29
23 Mar 2020
This week's dose of films to catch on UK streaming services and television
Stay-At-Home Seven
17 Mar 2020
The first in a new weekly feature recommending films to watch from your couch

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News Stories

Honor Blackman dies at 94
06 Apr 2020
Stars and family pay tribute to 'absolute diamond'
San Sebastian and Zurich to hold industry markets
31 Mar 2020
Announcement response to coronavirus canellations
Curzon announces live Q&A series
25 Mar 2020
Andrew Haigh, Whit Stillman and Celine Ciamma among those signing up for home cinema chats
Cannes postponed
19 Mar 2020
Festival expresses solidarity with those fighting coronavirus
Edinburgh Film Festival postponed
18 Mar 2020
World's longest-continuously running film festival falls to coronavirus

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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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