Amber Wilkinson

Being editorial director of Eye For Film means that Amber gets to go globetrotting to festivals quite often. While that may periodically limit her access to popcorn movies, it's probably better for her waistline that way, and she gets to watch a vast amount of world and independent cinema that everyone else would love, too, if only they gave it a go. She secretly likes to watch The Man With Two Brains and Blazing Saddles late at night to unwind.

Amber is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and FIPRESCI, the international federation of film critics and recently served as president of the FIPRESCI jury at San Sebastian Film Festival. She has also served on juries in Seattle and Gijon and tutored young critics in workshops at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

She thinks that distributors are bonkers not to be releasing the following in the UK: Mother, I Love You, War Witch, and very heartened that Tangerines is finally getting a release in autumn 2015. You can also find her rambling (twambling?) over on Twitter (@NinjaWorrier).

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Latest Film Reviews

A terminally ill man spends four days with an old friend.
Eva Doesn't Sleep
Eva Peron's embalmed body becomes the focal point of clashes lasting a quarter of a century.
The White Knights
Dramatisation of the Zoe's Ark controversy.
A young boy, a prince and a balloonist escort a young giraffe halfway across the world, having adventures on the way.
The Boy And The Beast
A runaway human boy becomes apprenticed to a supernatural beast.
Sunset Song
The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Son Of Saul
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people tries to save a body from the flames.
A Perfect Day To Fly
A man helps a child fly a kite and tells him a story.
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
Documentary about the trial of Michael Dunn, who shot an unarmed teenager and claimed a 'stand your ground' defence.
Stop-motion tale of a man who struggles to connect with other people.


Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival highlights: Magical Girl, The Unbeatables, The Spanish Affair, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, Flowers
03 Oct 2015
Films to look out for in the second edition.
Venice 2015: Jake Mahaffy talks about faith, authenticity and empathy in Free In Deed
17 Sep 2015
Jake Mahaffy on religion, authenticity and empathy in Free In Deed.
Yorgos Zois
12 Sep 2015
Yorgos Zois on imagination and reality in Interruption.
Hadar Morag on shifting perspectives and the collapse of language in Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
10 Sep 2015
Hadar Morag on shifting perspectives and the collapse of language in Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
Kohki Hasei on making Blanka and hope in the slums
08 Sep 2015
Kohki Hasei on Blanka, Manila's slums and kids' positivity.

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News Stories

Sparrows tops San Sebastian pecking order
27 Sep 2015
Icelandic coming-of-age drama takes Golden Shell.
Emily Watson to received Donostia
16 Sep 2015
British actress honoured in San Sebastian.
London Film Festival adds titles
14 Sep 2015
Venice winner joins line-up.
From Afar wins Golden Lion
12 Sep 2015
El Clan, The Childhood Of A Leader and Anomalisa also take prizes.
Sundance returns to London
10 Sep 2015
Dates and venue set for 2016.

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Brave Edinburgh launch
02 Jun 2012
EIFF opening night 2012
21 Jun 2012
Photos from French Film Festival UK launch of Mobile Home and Asterix and Obelix
12 Nov 2012
Films seen at Sundance 2013
20 Jan 2013
Sylvain Chomet attends Attila Marcel French Film Festival Gala Night
09 Nov 2013
British Independent Film Awards 2014 in pictures
08 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: US Documentary Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
15 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: NEXT <=> in pictures
16 Dec 2014
Sundance 2015: Premieres in pictures
18 Dec 2014
The Mafia Only Kills In Summer director Pif attends Italian Film Festival opening gala
07 Mar 2015
Matteo Oleotto presents Zoran, My Nephew The Idiot
08 Mar 2015
Cannes Un Certain Regard 2015 gallery
05 May 2015
Cannes Directors' Fortnight Gallery 2015
08 May 2015
Cannes 2015 Competition Gallery
12 May 2015
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