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Amber Wilkinson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet This Teacher (2020) Herzi commands attention in the central role - her performance offers a similar potency to Helena Howard in Madeline's Madeline - as her character experiences something lurking on the knife-edge between divine revelation and mental breakdown. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 100% Asia (2020) First-time feature director Ruthy Pribar takes a loose and intimate approach to the relationship, allowing it to unfold in moments.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3.5/5 75% Socks on Fire (2020) On its surface, it is slight - after all, this is a single family argument between a drag queen and the sister who disapproved of her brother's lifestyle - but McGuire is hunting for deeper resonances.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3.5/5 90% Ema (2019) Di Girolamo has a compelling intensity in the role but it's still hard to believe that everyone would fall quite so hard and fast for Ema's devil may care charms and unpredictability, especially with so much on the line.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
4/5 91% The Assistant (2020) Green shows the trickle-down effect of toxic masculinity, as Jane's male colleagues - scarcely higher in the pecking order than her - nevertheless chip away at her.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4/5 91% What Richard Did (2013) [Lenny] Abrahamson also delivers the emotional goods, particularly in a beautifully acted scene between Richard and his father that is as surprising as it is believable. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
4/5 100% Jacinta (2020) Earnshaw doesn't shy away from the fundamentals of Jacinta's situation and her relationship with addiction.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3.5/5 96% Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des Villes Disparues) (2019) The bleak chill of the Quebecois winter seeps into the very bones of Denis Côté's latest film, giving a sense of aching longing to the action.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
3.5/5 83% You Will Die at 20 (2019) Cinematographer Sébastien Goepfert's skill extends from pinpoint lighting in darkened spaces to expert framing...but it's as though the director is so in love with the striking visual aesthetic...that he forgets the need to narratively connect the dots.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/5 60% My English Cousin (2019) This is, on the surface of it a consideration of what it means to be an "exile"...More fundamentally, however, this is a study of working-class loneliness.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Tiny Souls (2019) The film is given an added poignancy because it has a specific personal connection to Naser.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
4.5/5 83% Abou Leila (2019) This is a long way off the beaten track of traditional narrative, but it is nonetheless engaging and affecting.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Certified Mail (Bi Elm El Wossul) (2019) Saqr establishes the characters with some skill, allowing his protagonist to remain 'difficult' rather than settling into a groove.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 100% The Whalebone Box (2020) Even when Kötting is at his most mannered there's still something magnetic about his work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 91% Adam (2019) Touzani has no time for throwing a pity party for these women, she shows instead that they deserve our admiration rather than our sympathy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 92% Fire Will Come (A Sun That Never Sets) (O Que Arde) (2019) In terms of basic plotting, there might not seem to be much here, but emotions crackle beneath the surface and the mood burns deep.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
3.5/5 93% The Perfect Candidate (2020) The film generates a feel-good vibe even if beneath the pleasant froth lies a rather predictable polemic against the patriarchy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
3/5 90% 1982 (2019) Mouaness has a better handle on the ins and out of school life and love than he does the bigger picture.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
3.5/5 100% Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) (2019) The narrative failures of the second half are mitigated by the handsome styling and the sea maidens themselves, which retain a mysterious melancholy even after we've seen one up close.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2020
4/5 100% 143 Sahara Street (143, rue du Désert) (2019) Life by, if not on, the road, is revealed in snippets, an impromptu dance here, a joke with a customer there, building a picture of shared humanity and communication that often goes beyond language.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3.5 86% Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis) (2019) Labidi and Ameline lean into stereotypes, though they mostly get away with this by displaying a deep affection for their characters.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
No Score Yet The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (2020) Iryna Tsilyk offers an intimate and surprisingly playful family's eye view of life in the Ukraine warzone in her debut feature documentary, which focuses on the Trofymchuk-Gladky clan.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/5 100% Death of Nintendo (2020) Even when it's rough around the edges, these are characters that we want to spend time with and, in fact, they would make a great gang to build a television series around.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
4/5 92% And Then We Danced (2020) A passionate energy courses beneath the surface of Levan Akin's tale of love and repression.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
4/5 92% The Invisible Man (2020) Cinematographer Stefan Duscio's camerawork is crafty, often focusing on empty frames and spaces where Adrian might be hiding, so that every scene becomes instantly tense.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
3/5 75% Military Wives (2020) You don't need the sheet music to know that this is a familiar tune and the film does lean into all the expected emotional beats heavily‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3.5 88% Onward (2020) There's no doubting that Pixar have a knack for delivering tears before bedtime ... but notwithstanding its sometimes clever design and moving moments, this still feels like a curious hodgepodge of other, better told blends of myth and reality. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) Vats has a background in documentary and it shows in his deep realisation of the world Anjani and his family inhabit.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 97% Shirley (2020) Before, it often felt as though Decker was drifting off onto self-indulgent tangents but her latest feels much more under control, with those tangents are a fully fledged part of the portrait.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3.5/5 88% Exile (Exil) (2020) Morina generates a similar atmosphere to that of the films of Ruben Östlund, prying at the cracks in the male psyche.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 100% Acasa, My Home (2020) Ciorniciuc maintains an admirable ambivalence to the situation, showing both the good and bad aspects of the family's rural existence as well as the positives and negatives of city life.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 73% Uncle Frank (2020) Despite its dense plot, the story is as predictable as the route back to Creekville and it is testimony to Bettany and Lillis that Ball gets as much mileage out of it as he does.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 100% The Dissident (2020) The Icarus Oscar-winner's analysis is robust and well-illustrated and he moves at a pace, even if the scoring from Adam Peters is over-insistent in places.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Bad Tales (Favolacce) (2020) Although the fragmented nature of the screenplay occasionally feels too sketchy for its own good - particularly in the vague way that the families interlink - the D'Innocenzos let the mood do the heavy lifting, stewing us along with the families.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 70% Siberia (2020) We are asked simply to hop aboard the dog sled with him and take the ride - and the shots of the dogs racing through the snow are a real treat - though there's no doubt your mileage may vary. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 97% The Edge of Democracy (2019) There's a lot of ground to cover, but Costa keeps a strong grip on the material‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) Strikes a good balance between informing, educating and entertaining.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 97% The Painter and the Thief (2020) The film builds as the double portrait that its title suggests, with Ree and his editorRobert Stengrd employing a flexible structure that sometimes shifts backwards in time so that our perspective is also being constantly challenged.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
5/5 100% The Truffle Hunters (2020) This is a sensuous plunge into a world that's built on simple pleasures.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 75% Amulet (2020) Garai has plenty of ideas and a willingness to embrace both more intellectual horror ideas and gore.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 45% Surge (2020) Whishaw's talent deserves more.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/5 91% Promising Young Woman (2020) This is the Mulligan show, though, and she proves every bit at home with humour as she is with serious drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 100% Herself (2020) If there is a lot of "happy coincidence" driving the plot, Dunne gets away with it by constructing this tale of female resilience and community from the ground up, through well-observed moments between mother and daughters.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 83% The Nest (2020) The writer-director Sean Durkin brings a brooding tension to his story, elevated by the complexity of his characters.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 57% Come Away (2020) Although elements of the two source stories will be familiar to audiences of any age, Goodhill has created a fresh tale that flies.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
5/5 100% The Father (2020) [It] was written specifically with Hopkins in mind, right down to Anthony's birthdate, and the actor offers the perfect blend of vulnerability and recalcitrance in the role.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 92% Miss Americana (2020) Whether or not you're a fan of Swift at the start of the film, you're likely to be by the end.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Finky (2019) Keane himself is performing a tricky act here, juggling the real and the surreal while walking a tightrope of story.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Isaac (2019) The potential for violence and creeping paranoia haunt the film, but though some elements of it may feel murkier than others, there's always a sense that Matulevicius and his cinematographer Narvydas Naujalis are in control.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
4/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) The fingerprints left behind by us an upon us as we go through life are considered by Jérémy Clapin's animated feature debut‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020