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Amber Wilkinson

Amber Wilkinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 50% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2018) Garrel knows his film is a confection rather than a banquet, so keeps things moving along at a serious clip.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Giliap (1975) Although there's no doubting the film's tragic trajectory, it's the hope - of a kiss, of cash, of a new life - that might kill us, or cure us, before the summer season is over.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) Recent Hollywood heist films - typified by the Ocean's franchise - have been largely concerned with shiny surfaces, gloss and froth but Steve McQueen is much more interested in what lies beneath in his gritty, gripping addition to the genre. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 97% In Fabric (2018) You might not think you're in the mood for buying, but Peter Strickland's extravagant sales pitch is likely to win you over by the end.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/5 100% Journey to a Mother's Room (Viaje al cuarto de una madre) (2018) Clavellino's approach is unsentimental and all the more believable for that.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 80% The Realm (El reino) (2018) When it comes to generating tension, Rodrigo Sorogoyen and his co-writer Isabel Peña start from a place where the screw is turned and, when you think they can't get it any tighter, find new ways to increase the tension - matching their torque with action‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 100% Nae Pasaran (2018) The journey to this point for Sierra speaks of the passion project that it is - and the film benefits hugely from his engagement with the emotional aspects of the story.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 77% Distant Constellation (2018) This is an intimate and contemplative film that seeks to gently observe and listen.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2.5/5 63% Peterloo (2019) In his desire to inform our heads, Leigh often forgets that he needs to engage our hearts us as well.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Secret Ingredient (Iscelitel) (2017) For Stavreski, its character first and plot second while social commentary comes along for the ride, as he focuses on the dad and son relationship at the film's heart.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2018) This is a quiet movie, which never loses its focus on its central character study, while allowing points about economic and social inequalities to sound out loud and clear.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/5 0% Solis (2018) The pacing, like Holloway, is out of control, sometimes racing along but, more often, hanging about for no apparent reason.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/5 90% Another Day of Life (2017) Measured but naturally emotional recollections dovetail with the more impressionistic animated segments to scrutinise the psyche of war.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Searching for Fortune (2017) This is a solid achievement all round and particularly notable for Smolensky's nuanced performance, which should act as a calling card for more feature roles in the future.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 76% Dogman (2018) If you've ever wondered what it might have been like to see Peter Sellers get trapped in a mafia movie while channelling Peter Lorre, Dogman offers some sort of answer.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4.5 93% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) While Esparza's exploration of the passive aggressiveness of white privilege is blisteringly good, he stitches these everyday prejudices into the broader landscape of their lives and his film is richer for it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A thriller that, although it could have done with judicious editing at the beginning and end, nonetheless delivers laughs, shocks and, most importantly, that sense of satisfaction that only comes when puzzle pieces come together with a resounding click‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2.5/5 82% Blind Spot (2018) The veneer of technical excellence it never quite takes your mind off the lack of substance beneath.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
3/5 80% Alpha, The Right to Kill (2018) Although strong in its documentary feel and scathing in its message, it otherwise runs through the Alpha to Omega of predictable thriller elements.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Because he starts from a place of quite high emotion in terms of the music cues, Groenigen and his collaborators have to give us increasingly bigger 'fixes' in a bid to generate additional empathy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 100% Manta Ray (2018) As Aroonpheng slowly but surely breaks our hearts across his measured 105-minute running time, he also shows that you don't need water to find yourself drowning.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 90% Hal (2018) Though it brings "18 tons of peace and love" to the man's memory, it only feels like part of the story‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 100% Anons (2018) Recalling the bone-dry wit of the likes of Pablo Larrain mixed with a dash of the absurdity of Samuel Beckett, this is as much a waiting game as an action plan.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Jose (2018) Although the story is slight, Cheng treats the subject matter with care, allowing a slow but certain heat to build between José and Luis‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Zoabi uses farcical comedy as his warm-hearted messenger, presenting his argument with a disarming hug and a surprising dash of romance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Truk (L'enkas) (2018) Where most films of this ilk are driven by aggression, Marx instead pushes hers forward with a mix of melancholy, quiet desperation and futility.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Baronesa (2017) The scenario building has the benefit of allowing Antunes to focus sharply in on the difficulties faced by women in the violent favelas in ways that pure documentary would not.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3.5/5 83% Mug (Twarz) (2018) Following in a fine tradition of 'the grotesque' stretching back into fairy tale, Jacek may face physical deformity ... but he remains a warm and upbeat character, while the moral ugliness of those around him ... is accentuated in relief. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3.5/5 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) If there is rather more surface than substance and the ending is signposted, it is a surface full of intricacy and a signpost of admirable elegance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
3.5/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Confection light, this is a perfect film for our long, hot summer that leaves a honeyed taste of warm nostalgia even as its specifics melt from the memory.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter) (1977) This is toxic masculinity masquerading as boredom, with Wenders' refusal to give it emotional adornment only adding to the sense of existential strangeness of the whole affair.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Volcano (2018) Bondarchuk subverts the idea of Kafka - rather than this proving to be hell, there's an increasing sense that a loss of structure could be less a tearing down of Lukas' life than an opportunity to build something different.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4.5/5 71% Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (2018) Mansky's bigger picture about the manipulation of a nation is crystal clear.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3.5/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The film wears its story lightly. Even when Simón is dealing with heavier themes her focus is on Frida and her emotions.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga terre des âmes) (2017) Although it is technically beautifully realised and features an impressively varied and supportive score from Terry and Gyan Riley, not all of Girard's connections fully work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/5 94% RBG (2018) Less a cross-examination than a powerful summing up of her career, Cohen and West succeed in revealing the personality of the woman beneath the gown but there's no doubt they want to heavily influence our verdict.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Metamorphosis (2018) The approach comes as a joyful reminder that science, philosophy and poetry need not be mutually exclusive.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/5 9% Dying of the Light (2014) A largely conventional thriller about the last-gasp of mission of a die-hard CIA agent that is lent moments of surprising poignancy and glimmers of madness thanks to Nic Cage's performance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 93% Searching (2018) The film - co-written by Sev Ohanian - is not just clever in the way that it uses familiar programs and the Windows and Apple Mac environments but also in the way it triggers familiar emotions.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 70% Lek and the Dogs (Ivan and the Dogs) (2018) Kötting's real skill comes in the marrying together of images with Lek's memories, pushing at ideas of desolation, anxiety and trauma that take us into emotional territory that mere words cannot."‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 78% Fugue (Fuga) (2018) Though the mood is generally odd, there's a reticence to exploit the psychological tensions that leaves the narrative feeling watery and washed out. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Alone at My Wedding (Seule à mon mariage) (2018) Truth is found in detail and gesture. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 91% We the Animals (2018) The story, such as it is, has the dreamy flow of childhood remembered, but though the honeyed tones of the magic hour are often used, there's never a glossing over the toughness of life being faced by these free-range kids.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 100% When Lambs Become Lions (2018) Kasbe nudges us to remember the importance of food on the table - for all Kenyatta's show of might, wouldn't a better situation be kindled by simply paying people what they're owed?‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3.5 88% Netizens (2018) A broadening out of the argument to examine what more can be done would have been welcome, but as a wake-up call about the impact of harassment and a celebration of what has already been achieved by this trio of fighters, Lowen's film is first-class.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 100% Wajib (2017) Annemarie Jacir's characters may not leave the city of Nazareth as they take a circular road trip in Wajib but the emotional distance they travel is considerable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
3.5/5 81% Beirut (2018) The plotting, though not without cliche, retains a satisfying robust quality - dense enough to keep you intrigued without becoming overwrought.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/5 82% Puzzle (2018) As with a jigsaw puzzle, the overall picture may look familiar, but there's a real sense that craftsmanship has gone in to making sure each of the pieces fit satisfyingly together.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/5 99% The Tale (2018) The film is, necessarily, shocking but Fox handles what must have been difficult emotional material for her in a cool and responsible way that makes the message she delivers all the more devastating.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
4/5 100% Butterflies (Kelebekler) (2018) Turkish director Tolga Karaçelik shows a fine ear for family dynamics as well as a joyously off-the-wall sense of humour that ensures even though we've taken similar movie road trips in the past, this one feels fresh.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018