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 2183 reviews by Amber Wilkinson in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Honey Cigar
A teenager finds herself caught between cultures on the road to self-determination
A Way Home
The filmmaker captures conversations with her mum, who is in a care home with Alzheimer's.
Purple Sea
Experimental documentary captured as Amel Alzakout hoped for rescue after her migrant boat sank in the Med.
Before The Dying Of The Light
Experimental documentary considering the cultural and filmmaking landscape of mid-Seventies Morocco.
Mothers
A documentary profile of a refuge for women who fall pregnant out of wedlock in Morocco.
A Long Breath
Documentary snapshot of a couple in the troubled Tripoli district of Bal Al Tabbaneh.
The Believer
A man struggles to hold his health and sanity together as his relationship with his wife deteriorates.
Chaos Walking
On a dystopian futuristic planet, all men's thoughts appear as "noise" around their heads... a problem for young Todd when he runs across a space girl.
Backyard Village
Two lonely souls forge a connection.
White Eye
A man spots a bike he says was stolen from him on a night out.

Features

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12 Apr 2021
Streaming and telly picks for the coming week
Stay-At-Home Seven: April 5-12 - Streaming and TV suggestions
05 Apr 2021
Unmissable films on TV and streaming services this week
Streaming Spotlight - Rabbits on film
02 Apr 2021
Bunnies who have hopped their way into cinematic history
Stay-At-Home Seven: March 29 to April 5: Films to watch at home
29 Mar 2021
Films to watch on streaming services and telly this week
Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dustin Mancinelli interview about Violation
24 Mar 2021
Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dustin Mancinelli talk about bringing home the horror in their debut feature Violation

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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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