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Amber Wilkinson

Amber Wilkinson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 17% 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
4/5 77% Beach Rats (2017) British actor Dickinson - surely on the first step to a lot more film roles - slides seamlessly into Frankie's groove, the accent and the body language spot on. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4.5/5 100% The White Helmets (2016) The scenes of the rescuers in their off-hours show the long reach of the war, with the night's spent anxiously watching television news of the bombardment or phoning family and friends to make sure they're alive.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/5 86% Divines (2016) Like many debut filmmakers, Benyamina has the urge to cram in as many ideas and styles as possible, as though fearing she may never get another chance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
3.5/5 64% Patti Cake$ (2017) his film has plenty of hustle even though it sometimes lacks flow.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 100% Tickling Giants (2017) In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as president - and his open attacks on what he terms "fake media" - the film also acquires an added resonance.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Good Postman (2016) Hristov stands back and silently observes as the election campaign plays out, showing rather than telling, how much economic circumstances can drive both word and deed.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
2.5/5 43% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Set in the sort of all-white suburbia that you rather hoped had disappeared years ago, Alethea Jones' comedy, written by Julie Rudd - both making their feature debut here - broadly goes where others have gone before.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 93% Berlin Syndrome (2017) The sex element, while erotically shot, is almost exclusively reserved for the moment in which Clare was enjoying the experience, thus stripping away the usual voyeuristic downside that often accompanies this genre.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 60% Winnie (2017) There is reluctance on the part of Lamche to say too much about some of the more murky areas of Winnie's life.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 100% Quest (2017) Olshefski's love of the family shines bright and proves infectious.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 64% The Polka King (2017) Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky... love their protagonist just a bit too much.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 83% Marjorie Prime (2016) The narrative depth also accrues gently, like sedimentary layers, as the film progresses, looking deceptively slight at first but gradually building into something more profound.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4/5 83% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Trengove strikes a good balance between showing the cultural importance, even though on the wane, of old-fashioned masculinity and personal drama between Xolani and Kwanda, slowly ratcheting up the tension to breaking point.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 72% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) This documentary feels confined by constraints that should have been stripped away in the filming process.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 75% The Workers Cup (2017) Sobel doesn't invite us to pity these men but rather to listen to what they have to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Pop Aye (2017) This may ultimately be little more than a shaggy elephant story but it has a big heart, a belief in the generosity of strangers and a winningly upbeat philosophy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4.5/5 97% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins doesn't just show us the experience of his young protagonist, he bathes us in it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 81% Colossal (2017) Vigalondo's film is very funny in places but the characters are undercooked.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4.5/5 84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 23% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 93% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 17% Jacqueline Argentine (2016) Britto is, essentially, targeting only low-hanging fruit.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 74% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2/5 35% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) Juho Kuosmanen's debut feature The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki has a gently humanistic and upbeat sweep.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/5 61% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 80% The Giant (Jätten) (2016) The film moves deftly between humour and poignancy, generating a strong emotional response in its quieter moments.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 81% Lady Macbeth (2017) Just when you think you know this story, Oldroyd and Birch begin to show you that you don't.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
4.5/5 88% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
3.5/5 66% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 88% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016