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Amber Wilkinson

Amber Wilkinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 43% M.F.A. (2017) While the feminist intention is clear, the idea that either being raped, becoming a serial killer or a combination of both improves her art - and leads to her wanting to paint naked - is egregious.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 75% Loving Vincent (2017) The splendour of the artwork is not matched by the tale being told, which is of the paint-by-numbers variety.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) Saturday Night Live regular Mooney, who has a twinkly mischievousness and comic timing reminiscent of a young Gene Wilder, plays James as naive, but never stupid.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
1.5 37% Brimstone (2017) [Koolhoven] presumably, intends to create a debate about women being rendered mute by men and religion, but sets about it in the most crass and on-the-nose way - via scold's bridles and tongue removal - never exploring the theme beyond the physical.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/5 83% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) Though a short film, even one of half-an-hour as Legrand's was, can be carried almost solely on this sort of tension, a feature needs something more. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2017) The tone is deliberately odd ... blending the naturalism of the day-to-day emotions of relationships and grief, with the altogether more heightened tensions of a revenge thriller, while still keeping a cheeky eye on the absurdity of a mooning garden gnome‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
4.5/5 100% The Farthest (2017) The documentary's greatest strength lies in the way Reynolds allows the scientific to mix with the philosophical and the deeply emotional. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Edouard and Caroline (1950) The plot is as floaty as Caroline's evening gown but the joy is in the minutiae.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Laut bercermin (The Mirror Never Lies) (2011) A portrait of a community rarely explored on film with a strong narrative backbone, it marks Andini out as a talent to look out for.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
4/5 100% Hotel Salvation (2017) Bhutiani gently probes at the relationships, letting his character-driven story develop at its own pace, without forcing either the emotion or humour.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Nebel im August (2016) Like the fog in August of its title, the horrors of Wessel's film don't come in a rush, but insinuate themselves gradually in what, initially, appears to be a comparatively benign setting before leaving you chilled to the bone.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
2.5/5 50% N.F.A. (No Fixed Abode) (2012) The scenario would probably have worked more successfully as a two or three-part BBC miniseries, where the ideas could be explored more thoroughly.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Au Pair (2012) A portrait of powerlessness and personal tragedies emerges at the same time as celebrating the au pairs' determination and fortitude. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/5 88% The Unspeakable Act (2013) Sallitt has a good line in barbed wit, whether capturing the intricacies and absurdities of losing your virginity in someone's car or caustically examining Jackie's thoughts on the world.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 80% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) It has the ungainly but attractive ambience of an old fairy tale being passed down through the generations, becoming more and more embellished on each retelling‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/5 78% Final Portrait (2017) Just because you signal to an audience that you're purposefully making them watch paint dry does not make the experience of it any less tedious.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 95% Tom of Finland (2017) Although much of Laaksonen's work was hardcore, Karukoski doesn't seek to 'shock' audiences with outrageousness, instead gracefully zoning in on the man and his life to celebrate his both his bravery and his art. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 100% Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Baugh and his co-writer Brendan Mullin have a good feel for how they can push the absurdity of the situation without turning the whole thing into farce. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/5 69% Pilgrimage (2017) Muldowney takes things seriously, with cinematographer Tom Comerford using the lowering skies and boggy heaviness to his advantage.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
4/5 78% Where Is Kyra? (2017) This is life on a knife-edge and it cuts accordingly.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
2.5/5 84% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) What happens next is intended to highlight a moral crisis ... but there is no nuance to its brutal execution, making it not only hard to watch but even harder to believe. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
2.5/5 52% England Is Mine (2017) Throughout the film, there's a feeling that the writers are picking their way gingerly through a minefield of possible problems, thereby failing to commit fully to the character of Steven Morrissey.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
2.5/5 77% The Little Hours (2017) The piecemeal nature of Giovanni Boccaccio's source material only adds to the sketch show feel, with as many moments missing the mark as hitting it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/5 85% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) The acting is of high quality, with Frot shading just enough warmth and melancholy into Claire to stop her becoming a total wet blanket... Deneuve, throwing caution to the wind‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/5 100% A Private Function (1985) Bennett's script gently mocks his characters, while also maintaining a level of understanding. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
4/5 99% City of Ghosts (2017) Heineman and the powerful footage captured by RBBSS, remind us that the deaths aren't just news statistics, each one carries a human face.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/5 83% Santoalla (2017) Though the middle of the film becomes rather to languorous for its own good, a sudden late injection of pace and incident forcefully restores momentum. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) Joshua James Richards is, after Songs My Brothers Taught Me and this, a cinematographer to watch, who grasps the wildness of open spaces with a poetic lens. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017) The opinions of those who live -- or in many cases have been forced out -- of social housing are one of the film's strengths, highlighting the way that these sell-offs can dismantle communities as well as the buildings they live in.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The End of the Lonely Island (2016) Although it runs at just over an hour, its trim length allows Wang to keep his themes concentrated and means that the rather 'talky' nature of the action doesn't outstay its welcome too much.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Erlprince (2016) We don't just see this teenager grow up, we are buffeted and tossed by the experience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
5/5 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) Last Men In Aleppo urges us to see the reality behind the news.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 76% Suntan (2017) Mid-life crisis has rarely felt so queasy as it does in Argyris Papadimitropoulos character stud, which features humour so dark you can feel it closing in around you.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Resilience (2016) The heart of James Redford's documentary about toxic stress and its affect on physical health is in the right place but the execution never rises above the pedestrian.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2/5 46% The Sweeney (2013) Love may have plonked his protagonists in the modern world but they still feel trapped in a long-gone era, when police brutality was commonplace and women knew their place. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
3/5 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) The satire feels a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, with Strutt so monstrous he's an easy target.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) The film is well-served by its genre action sequences but it's the traces of grief that linger longest, like footsteps in the snow.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 86% The Transfiguration (2017) Don't be suckered in by the promises of bloodsucking. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2017
3/5 86% Black Code (2016) Cinematographer-turned-documentarian de Pencier has an eye for a good image but less of an ear for consistent argument.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 88% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Scorsese's direction isn't showy but he keeps his camera fluid, giving scenes a sense of movement even when the characters are static.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2017
2.5/5 67% The Price (2017) The large amount of plot poses two problems for the fledgling director, in that it's hard to fit all the character and story development into the 90-minute runtime and, as the film progresses, he also finds it difficult to decide where his focus lies.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2017
3.5/5 71% Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967) Inevitably, not all of this works, but there is rarely a dull moment.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3.5/5 78% Monsters University (2013) Monsters University doesn't keep the faith, laying the creatures on thick and fast. It's not that the new crowd aren't fun, but they're a distraction‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
4/5 82% Witching and Bitching (2014) A messy but highly enjoyable romp that takes a sideswipe at modern Spanish attitudes and the country's economic turmoil.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
3/5 55% Cannibal (2014) Worth seeing for its gripping central performances and Cuenca's impressive camerawork - signposting better films from him to come - even though the story lacks killer instinct.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2014) While there is no doubting the admirable intentions of Vercoe's idea, the end result feels far too focused on her response to what happened than on the more universal impact of the events themselves.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
4/5 96% Menashe (2017) Rather than pick apart rituals... Weinstein simply lets us see them in action as part of the natural fabric of Menashe's life.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016) Two things shine out from Tyler Hubby's documentary feature debut about filmmaker/composer and general avant-garde maverick Tony Conrad - the playfulness of the man himself and, in terms of his work, his bloody-minded patience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Each of the characters here, presumably because they are rooted in truth, is given room to breathe and shows an ability to be changed by circumstance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/5 18% Rememory (2017) The machine here proves to be little more than a MacGuffin for a murder mystery set-up and a side helping of sentimental stodge.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017