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Amber Wilkinson

Amber Wilkinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 94% 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
2.5/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Whenever Saunders and Lumley leave the screen the energy level sags faster than 60-year-old eye bags without Botox. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 88% Aloys (2016) Nölle's greatest achievement is to keep the magic realist realm firmly anchored to the real so that reality feels touched by imagination rather than smothered by it. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
2.5/5 13% Ithaca (2016) An odyssey should be an epic adventure filled with discovery but we know the well-worn route Ithaca will take only too well. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Normal Autistic Film (2016) Miroslav Janek's latest documentary aims to immerse us in the lives and views of those who are autistic, shifting the perspective so that the film becomes as much about the way they view the neurotypical as the other way around. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016) It's amazing how much the human interest story - at least initially - convinces, showing even when we are ready to dismiss something presented as scientific evidence, we are still ready to swallow a lie if it comes with an emotionally satisfying coating. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5/5 79% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2016) While the narrative framework may not quite go the distance, the shot choices are never less than exquisite. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3/5 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) A fascinating, if skewed, account of creativity gone wild. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Balance is the thing and Stanton and MacLane know when to use a well-timed piece of slapstick or visual gag to cut through sentiment. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 94% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) This is a much more confident and relaxed film than Lilti's previous film, showing more faith in characters and less need for dramatic incident, with the general upbeat energy helped along by the sprightly score from LOW. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 7, 2016
3.5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) The candy-coloured elements of the 1977 original have gone but, perhaps inevitably for Disney, traces of sticky sentiment remain in this otherwise enjoyably earthy re-imagining of Pete's Dragon. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Ken and Kazu (Ken to Kazu) (2015) There's plenty here to suggest a career in action thrillers lies ahead for Shoji but he needs to work on making his actors grip as tightly as his fight scenes. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4.5/5 88% Garnet's Gold (2016) You're likely to come away considering your own place in the landscape of life and with a new-found appreciation of those who dare to dream. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.5/5 84% Tallulah (2016) Heder shows no signs of nerves with her first feature. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 6, 2016
4/5 97% The Fits (2016) The physicality and fluidity of adolesence are brought to the fore by Anna Rose Holmer in her tightly directed debut feature. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 31, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax (1946) Despite being uneven, this is worth seeing for Withers' full-blooded performance and its delightfully cynical scenes that skewer notions of idyllic Victorian family life. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 21, 2016
4.5/5 97% Weiner (2016) He seemingly lets the camera into almost every nook and cranny, so that a picture emerges of not only him but the media goldfish bowl people like him inhabit. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 14, 2016
5/5 100% Paths of the Soul (Kang rinpoche) (2016) This is slow cinema at its finest. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 100% Truman (2015) Gay shows that it's possible to entertain a crowd and say something significant. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/5 75% Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (2016) Bispuri and her co-writer Francesca Manieri emphasise the real, using traditional Albanian ceremonies to give a strong sense of place, with cinematographer Vladan Radovic finding good contrast between the cool blues of the village and warmer cityscapes. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Apr 19, 2016
2/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Suffers from strange and sudden outbursts of sugary sentiment that never fully gel with the humour. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/5 18% The Adderall Diaries (2016) Committed performances don't compensate for the lack of substance lying beneath. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Apr 5, 2016
4/5 100% Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (2015) It is the casting of Jónsson that is the film's master stroke. Known as a comedian in Iceland, he brings a great sense of underplayed comic timing to Fúsi, resulting in a big impact from small gestures. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 29, 2016
3.5/5 90% Green Room (2016) Less psychological and more formulaic than his previous feature, this is still relentlessly entertaining. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 22, 2016
3.5/5 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Eisenstein is embodied by the fabulous Elmer Bäck, who gallops at the role in the way Liberace might have plunged into a haberdashers. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Carney simply loves the music of the era and adores these kids, and his affection is infectious. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 9, 2016
2.5/5 61% High-Rise (2016) Supposedly set in the 1970s, this tale of class war subjugates the alienation and savage bite of Ballard's book and relies too heavily on montage to drive its story forward. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 6, 2016
3/5 73% Unbranded (2015) The end result is part buddy trail-trip mosey and part factual gallop. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 89% Morris from America (2016) Even his smaller characters feel refreshingly alive, with their own arcs and development and the writer/director lets his playful side show. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/5 50% Belgica (2016) Groeningen completely sells us the world of the bar, his immersive tracking and handheld camera leading us into the melee where coke and hedonism are served straight up and the music pounds to be let into your bloodstream. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4.5/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Taika Waititi knows growing up isn't child's play but he also respects childhood as a place of adventure, where spontaneity rules and the possibilities are only limited by imagination. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 98% Love & Friendship (2016) Whitman respects and relishes in Austen's creation but is no slave to it, inventing additional characters to help the story flow. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) With its thinly veiled homophobia and misogyny, you begin to long for the upfront approach of Benny Hill. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Captive Heart (1947) Given the immediacy, it is perhaps no wonder that the story is leavened with some melodrama and romance, yet watching it now, Basil Dearden's film still has a surprisingly naturalistic aspect. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Angry Silence (1960) If the film takes a broad brush approach to its issues of individual rights versus the collective - and dips into melodrama in terms of the violence portrayed - Attenborough is a master of subtle emotional shift. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3.5/5 95% Creed (2015) Coogler draws on the traditional elements of Rocky's success - strength of character in adversity, old-fashioned romance and, of course, a climactic fight - and tricks them out for the mobile phone generation to give them a new lease of life. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 3, 2016
3/5 81% The Revenant (2015) In The Revenant, there is never so much as a twig or a smear of mud out of place. It looks beautiful, certainly, but not real. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3.5/5 75% Prescription Thugs (2016) Chris Bell's film may be a little cluttered and unwieldy but its personal slant has an intensity that is likely to make audiences think about the implications of twisting off a safety cap. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 100% Christmas, Again (2015) Poekel keeps things natural, letting Noel's sadness slowly permeate the atmosphere along with the scent of pine needles rather than ringing it out at high volume. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/5 94% Chemsex (2015) Fairman and Gogarty try to give a sense of the appeal of this hedonistic abandonment, while simultaneously showing how deeply saddening and traumatic much of the activity is. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 98% Mustang (2015) The director and her co-writer Alice Winocour side with their young protagonists, drawing on their boundless energy to tell their story in the spirit of a fable and in a way that makes it accessible to younger audiences. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 84% Victoria (2015) Perhaps because of the improvisation - although surely they must have rehearsed like crazy - even when the plot threatens to become contrived, the characters remain true to themselves. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/5 88% TransFatty Lives (2015) O'Brien is doing a lot more than merely living, he is creating, rabble-rousing and challenging. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 100% Sparrows (2015) What marks Rúnarsson's film out from so many similar coming-of-age film is its strong sense of place and the inner strength of his central character. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/5 78% Evolution (2016) This is a film of two halves, the first - and best - has the cold creeping dread of icy sea water slowly soaking into your swimming costume ... but Hadzihalilovic's characters are too stubbornly ethereal for their own good. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 94% Sand Dollars (Dolares de Arena) (2015) This is a film filled with longing that, appropriately, leaves us yearning for more. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 3, 2015
4.5/5 100% The Ladykillers (1955) The architecture of the film - and buildings and angles are an integral part of why it works so well - rests upon the twin pillars of Katie Johnson and Alec Guinness. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) Informative - and frequently worrying - although not particularly cinematic. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2015
3.5/5 97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) Riley really does listen to Marlon and, by extension, encourages us to. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2015
4/5 96% The Armor Of Light (2015) Abigail Disney's directorial debut takes a fresh approach to the issue, looking at the increasingly close links between gun ownership and the evangelical faith in America. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 27, 2015