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Amber Wilkinson

Amber Wilkinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93%

Life, Animated (2016)

"This is not about once upon a times or fairy tale endings but the challenges on the way and it stands as a testament to the love and determination of every member of the Suskind family." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 77%

Colossal (2016)

"Vigalondo's film is very funny in places but the characters are undercooked." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 24, 2016
3.5 60%

Orphan (Orpheline) (2016)

"This film, like it's central character is wilfully complex and surprisingly fluid, wrong-footing us as we try to fill in the spaces between each vignette at the same time as drawing us to its thriller component." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4.5/5 87%

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

"Neville weaves the strands of his documentary together like the silk of its title, connecting disparate ideas to create a concept of culture that is strong, attractive and, above all, still of great use to humanity." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 15, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Schmitke (2015)

"Sound design is repeatedly used to unsettle both its characters and us as the action treads a line between deadpan realism and a absurdist landscape in which the protagonist seems to be having the most downbeat of existential crises." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 No Score Yet

Eva Nová (2015)

"va is flawed but Skop makes sure we see her dogged determination, even as she makes the wrong choices, as she tries to pick a path towards redemption. " ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5 100%

My Feral Heart (2016)

"Gull has a keen eye for nature, beautifully captured by cinematographer Susanne Salavati." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Merci patron! (2016)

"Ruffin may bring a lot of laughs to this subject but there is no mistaking the tangible heartache underlying the humour." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 No Score Yet

Speaking Is Difficult (2016)

"The cumulative result is powerful and deeply distressing. " ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/4 No Score Yet

Baby (1954)

""Baby shows [Pennebaker] learning to go with the flow and capture the moment in a way that is evident in later films." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet

Daybreak Express (1953)

"Pennebaker makes the intricacies of New York's architecture feel like a perfect match for the complexities of Ellington's music." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 No Score Yet

Lambert, Hendricks & Co. (1964)

"While Pennebaker and Leacock capture the verve and enjoyment, not to mention the precision, of the session, they also spotlight small details." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"McGregor's character paradoxically gets too much and not enough. Swede feels clogged with sentiment for his daughter, with little room for other emotions." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 92%

Notes on Blindness (2016)

"Hull's reflections touch on areas the sighted rarely stop to consider, such as the way that still photos are easier to remember than actual physical moments with loved ones." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 17%

Jacqueline Argentine (2016)

"Britto is, essentially, targeting only low-hanging fruit." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 81%

Starfish (2016)

"Clark has crafted a film with restrained resonance that highlights a devastating disease while remembering that those who are dealing with it are what's most important." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 93%

Arrival (2016)

"The themes of the film are intricate, navigating ideas of love, loss and perception but Eric Heisserer - adapting from the short story The Story Of Your Life by Ted Chiang - keeps the exposition manageable. " ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 75%

Trolls (2016)

"With their Day-Glo colours, singing and attitude to hugging, this is probably one of the few animations that will simultaneously appeal to the very young, any parents nostalgic for rave culture and grandparents who tuned in and dropped out." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/5 33%

Equals (2016)

"If you ever wondered what might happen if hipsters were in charge of a future dystopia then Drake Doremus' derivative Equals has the answer." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 100%

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016)

"Juho Kuosmanen's debut feature The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki has a gently humanistic and upbeat sweep." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/5 63%

Snowden (2016)

"Oliver Stone takes the story and gives it slick mainstream polish, bringing the issue home in a way that is understandable and urgent, even if his hero ends up seeming almost too good to be true." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

The Giant (Jätten) (2016)

"The film moves deftly between humour and poignancy, generating a strong emotional response in its quieter moments." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 84%

A Monster Calls (2016)

"Bayona knows how to turn the screw of sentiment, not so much jerking tears as gradually filling a well of sadness until it can't help but spill out." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 83%

Lady Macbeth (2016)

"Just when you think you know this story, Oldroyd and Birch begin to show you that you don't." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 4, 2016
3.5/5 94%

The Trouble with the Truth (2012)

"The film captures the mixture of remembered intimacy and arguments and the way these emotions can swirl around one another, one minute sparking conflict, the next an unexpected moment of joy and.. a level of empathy. " ‐Eye for Film
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3.5/5 89%

Tharlo (2016)

"This is a slow-burn, low-key film that requires patience on the part of the viewer." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Sep 27, 2016
2/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"The John Ford cliches clang against the Sergio Leone sloppy seconds with the hollow ring of a church bell." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Sep 18, 2016
4.5/5 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

" Enforced doctrine is the devil here, whether it's coming from the church or closer to home, as we watch the boy begin to flex his Machiavellian tendencies. " ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 16, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Frank & Lola (2016)

"Some of the plot twists strain believability but Ross has a tight hold of the film's emotional drivers, mixing moods like a heady and dangerous cocktail so that a disturbing tension builds." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 84%

Christine (2016)

"Craig Shilowich's careful scripting avoids all the usual mental illness cliches and hystrionics to help us sympathise with her even in her most unpleasant moments." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"The sleeping and waking worlds begin to tumble together, with cinematographer Kit Fraser using his camera to add to the unsettling atmosphere, spinning the image at key moments or rocking it to ratchet tension." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 100%

Sonita (2015)

"There's often a question mark over how involved a documentarian has become with their subject and here Ghaemmaghami confronts the issue head on, showing how she becomes not just a recorder of what happens but a catalyst for change." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4.5/5 89%

Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016)

"Relationships and what could be seen as traditional gender roles ripple as fluidly as the muscles on a bull's back, as Mascaro immerses us in Iremar's world. " ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"This film is worth seeing simply for its National Geographic style snapshot of rural Mongolia." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Dobra zena (A Good Wife) (2016)

"The direction and writing may show signs of first-time work but Karanovic's fearless performance is one of an actress right on the top of her game that smooths over the cracks in plausibility and holds you hard in its gaze." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 85%

The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2016)

"At the midway point, the screenplay begins to flap about all over the place but Smoczynska's firm, high-energy directing - including an extras-laden shopping centre extravaganza - doesn't stop to let you consider them for too long." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 96%

Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016)

"Our sympathies are torn and turned on a dime." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 93%

The Last Man On The Moon (2016)

"Funny, thoughtful and self-aware, [Gene Cernan] is a wonderful raconteur with a fabulous turn of phrase." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 100%

Carmin Tropical (2015)

"Neither the mystery of Mabel's past nor the mystery she faces in her present fully satisfy - the former is too opaque and the latter telegraphed early." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Gabor (2014)

"Alfie cleverly lets us consider perception and preconception." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 50%

The Free World (2016)

"While his narrative is over-written, Lew has an unfussy and measured directing style that offers promise." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 77%

Goat (2016)

"Neel's movie grips not because of its depiction of hazing, although that is sweaty, disturbing and naturalistic, but because of the psychological tension that builds between the two brothers." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 30%

Desert Dancer (2015)

"Raymond might sometimes hit his beats too hard but he does keep his eye on the bigger picture." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 86%

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

"While its thriller elements deliver, the film is undermined by a subplot that was surely over-egged even when it was made and which has only been further diminished by the passage of time." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
2.5/5 65%

The Land (2016)

"Caple and his cinematographer Steven Holleran definitely get the look even if the story doesn't quite deliver, suggesting more and better to come in the future, especially if they get the opportunity to work from a more polished script." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 91%

Departure (2015)

"This is water colour territory, the palette dominated by blues and greens - beautifully captured by up-and-coming DoP Brian Fawcett - Jools Scott's music subtly affecting and the mood as melancholy as rain running down a window pane." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
2.5/5 62%

Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) (2016)

"Luna wallows in emotional gloom like a pig in mud, coating the script in a layer after layer of regret to little purpose." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Eadweard (2015)

"If you're going to make a film about the man considered to the be the "father of modern cinema" then it had better look good and debut feature director Kyle Rideout and his cinematographer Tony Mirza take this task to heart." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet

The Settlers (2016)

"All in all, this is a troubling but well-presented and thorough examination of the settler conundrum facing Israel today." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 93%

Parched (2016)

"Female freedom runs like gusts of wind through hair in Leena Yadav's Parched - refreshing and vital yet easily stilled." ‐Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
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