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Amber Wilkinson

Amber Wilkinson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 73% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) "The film, shot on 16mm by Sean Williams, gives the film a retro out-of-time feel and Betzer gives us room to think - the spartan scripting matched by a minimalistic approach to the music " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/5 71% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "Despite the firm timeline, it has a scrappy feel, as though Workman was uncertain how to corral all the information and he underplays the most crucial aspect that sets a filmed documentary above a written one - emotion. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 11, 2015
4.5/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) "Pohland - working with an impressive script by Oren Moverman and Michael A Lerner - manages to orchestrate a musical path between the double storyline that finds unity through the creative process. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "Children who like bedtime stories of fairies and witches will find themselves in familiar but distinctive territory and are likely to be quickly caught up in the story which features plenty of laughter as well as a decent dollop of danger. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 72% Last Days In The Desert (2016) "The director's restrained approach works wonders in terms of atmosphere... But GarcĂ­a's cautiousness clogs up the human drama. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jun 10, 2015
4/5 64% That Sugar Film (2015) "The inventiveness sweetens up his message so that it is likely to hold the interest of teenagers as well as adults, giving it the potential to be a great educational tool. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jun 9, 2015
3.5/5 94% Spy (2015) "There is slapstick here, but we know Susan has the chops to handle things and we are, thankfully, never invited to simply 'laugh at the fat girl'. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jun 3, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet The Lion's Mouth Opens "This is a straight forward an intimate documentary that quickly forges a connection between us and Palka, through video footage of her as a child and her open approach to talking about the possibility of being diagnosed. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 30, 2015
3.5/5 93% Drone "An unsettling primer on a new type of warfare that is being developed much more quickly than the legal restrictions to control it. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 49% San Andreas (2015) "The special effects may look real but the relationships are made of much less sturdy stuff - it doesn't matter how impressively a building collapses ... if you don't believe the scriptwriter is prepared to kill any of them in the name of tension. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 34% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) "Likely to please younger audiences who will find the simple, fairy story style arc comfortingly familiar and the central protagonist quirkily relatable. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 27% All Things To All Men (2014) "Watching producer-turned-director George Isaac's debut you can't help feeling that somewhere, lying lost on a cutting room floor, there might be a better movie. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) "The chemistry is so good it is pratically tactile and their conversations, in the natural way of long-term couples, are free-ranging and show how at times of high emotion, arguments and resentment can resurface suddenly to powerful effect. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet History Of The Eagles: Part 1 (2014) "Ellwood's approach is comprehensive, although somewhat inevitably she gives prominence to Henley and Frey, who undoubtedly remain the twin forces driving the band. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
3.5/5 89% Concerning Violence (2014) "A collage of archival footage, carefully curated to create a provocative think piece. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
4/5 93% The Return To Homs (2014) "The film has been impressively edited by Anne Fabini, so that despite the inevitable rough and ready nature of some of the footage captured under fire, the end result feels taut and cohesive. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "The end result may look good but it never feels distinctive despite the wealth of talent involved in front of and behind the camera. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
2.5/5 92% The Goob "There is a skittishness to Guy Myhill's debut that initially feels impressionistic but ultimately seems like carelessness as his narrative weaves unsteadily through its central character's coming of age, unsure where to place its emphasis. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 25, 2015
3.5/5 89% Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2016) "Zhao is in no hurry, allowing the sense of life in Pine Ridge to seep in to the bones of the film. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 19, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Bing du (Ice Poison) "With the pacing so glacial, the predictable story is likely to prove fatal for all but the most patient viewers. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 18, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet First To Fall "The filmmakers succeed in showing the piecemeal nature of the revolution in Libya and its impact on the landscape. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 18, 2015
3.5/5 80% Europa Report (2013) "As the action progresses, this quickly becomes Marinca's film, as she uses her body language as much as the script to suggest more subtle forms of angst. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 18, 2015
4.5/5 96% Girlhood (2015) "Transformation is coming, although as with Sciamma's previous films this is not a simple, one-way manoeuvre, completed in double-quick time. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 18, 2015
3.5/5 85% Tony Benn: Will and Testament "Like a family scrapbook - Benn himself approved the final cut - what is contained here is carefully curated, chosen to represent in a certain way but thanks to Benn's unnerring conviction, is no less fascinating for that. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 18, 2015
4/5 82% Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015) "Reitz and co-writer Gert Heidenreich define home as the bosom of family, as an emotional shelter or storm, rather than simply the roof over Jakob's head " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 18, 2015
1 0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie "The budget appears to run to little more than a couple of tins of dog food. Even the most accommodating kids are likely to be bored after 20 minutes. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 17, 2015
4/5 100% The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) (1960) "Ranging and enjoyably unpredictable. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator "Basatneh is a compelling presence in the film and a strong reminder that youth activism is alive and well. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
4/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "Intimate and insightful even in its weaker moments, Linklater finds strength and value in normality. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Born Naked (MLB) "There's no doubting the sincerity on display and this film would work best for teenage audiences, who will enjoy its bouncy pop soundtrack and be more happy to go with its scattergun approach. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
4/5 68% Beyond the Edge (2014) "Pooley and cinematographer Richard Bluck bring the story to life - along with the vivid possibility of death -- and the big screen is the place to see it. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
4/5 79% Attila Marcel "Chomet captures the way that memories can mislead or turn into a torrent but despite the jokes, he never loses sight of Paul's sadness. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Ashbah (Ghosts) "The situation of women is emphasised, showing that no matter what the station in life, it is patriarchy -- however unjust -- that dominates the outcome, even after death. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
3/5 93% Ex Machina (2015) "The pleasure of Garland's film lies more in the deeper questions of what makes us 'human'... than in the plot, which suffers from predictability. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 16, 2015
3/5 60% Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014) "But if a certain sentimentality means that there is a little too much included, the film also benefits from the obvious emotion that the contributors all pour into it. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/5 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "Some viewers will find the measured ebb and flow of emotions in the film frustrating, particularly in the metaphor-heavy final segment - but if you're willing to go with the flow, this study of emotion develops and maintains a sensual, sensory intensity. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 12, 2015
2/5 58% Still (2015) "Blake - who also wrote the script - has ideas with potential but he needs to get a firmer grip on his genre and pacing in future projects. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 100% Meadowland (2015) "Wilde confines her performance, pulling her energies inwards so tight that she almost thrums with tension. All the while, Morano picks out startling moments of release. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 5, 2015
2/5 16% Aloft (2015) "There's no shying away from the fact that the New Age, twig-built mumbo-jumbo peddled here is no match from the otherworldly ancient belief systems of Peru that flow through Llosa's earlier works. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/5 81% Glassland (2016) "Gerard Barett's low-budget drama is marked out by raw performances and a strong empathy for its characters that help buoy up its downbeat subject matter. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/5 92% Grandma (2015) "Weitz wisely has no time for fluff - these are clever women charting tricky territory and spending 78 minutes in their company is an easy choice to make. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 93% Force Majeure (2014) "When Joanna Hogg (Exhibition, Unrelated) directs this kind of thing, you feel the horror of the situations but here the couple's tension merely becomes irritating after a while. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/5 92% Slow West (2015) "Maclean shows a land where loss of innocence is ever-present. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 38% Planetary (2015) "The further the documentary progresses, the more enlightenment is strangled by hand-wringing. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "The overall effect, drenched by Joshua Johnson's unnecessarily surging score, is far too portentous for its own good. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
4.5/5 89% Cartel Land (2015) "One person's armed vigilante is another person's guardian angel and the border between these two ideas is wafer thin and easily crossed as Matthew Heineman's beautifully shot and probing documentary shows. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/5 33% Poor Cow (1967) "Poor Cow is certainly a gritty portrayal of life on the breadline in the late Sixties, shot in a documentary style, but that does not mean that it is wholly downbeat. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 14, 2015
2.5/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "Araki never digs deep enough, wasting the opportunity to expose Kat's resentments. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 9, 2015
4/5 96% '71 (2015) "Burke is interested in people not politics, keeping the focus on the sudden outbreaks of inhumanity and humanity in the madness, expertly crafting his thriller from the swirling fog of war. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3.5/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "This glass slipper may look a bit cold and univiting because it's so familiar, but it is also -- as the Fairy Godmother points out -- surprisingly comfortable once you try it. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3.5/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Retaining the waspish asides of the first movie but able to bring much more fragility to the fore, Smith effortlessly exposes a contradictory combination of fear and bravery that many older people will find familiar. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 25, 2015
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