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

Three Days Of The Condor
A CIA bookworm finds himself on the run after his colleauges are killed.
Desert Dancer
An Iranian youngster risks everything to start a dance company despite the fact the pasttime is illegal in his country.
Goat
Tension mounts between two brothers as the younger undergoes pledge week at the elder's fraternity house.
The Free World
An ex-con risks his new-found freedom to help a woman he has just met.
Gabor
The story of a friendship between Sebas and Gabor, a young filmmaker and a blind cinematographer.
Carmin Tropical
A trans woman returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of her oldest friend.
Captain Fantastic
A dad who has raised his kids in the forest is forced to take them on a road trip.
The Last Man On The Moon
Astronaut Gene Cernan looks back at his life on and off the planet.
Sand Storm
A young woman struggles to cope with the expectations of tradition.

Features

Interview with Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais about Hunky Dory
14 Mar 2016
Michael Curtis Johnson and Tomas Pais on creativity, family and keeping everything Hunky Dory.
Babak Anvari interview about Under The Shadow
03 Mar 2016
Babak Anvari talks about inspiration, the djinn myth and the trouble with dolls in Under The Shadow.
Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi talk about Christine, The Fits, Frank & Lola
01 Mar 2016
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans talk about Christine, Frank & Lola and The Fits.
Zhang Yang interview about shooting Paths Of The Soul
24 Feb 2016
Zhang Yang on casting and shooting Paths Of The Soul
Composer Atli Örvarsson on his family connection to Rams and drawing on tradition
10 Feb 2016
Atli Örvarsson on his family connection to Rams, a move to Europe and drawing on tradition.

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News Stories

Tommy's Honour to open EIFF
27 Apr 2016
Story of Scots golfing pioneer to kick-off 70th edition.
Whisky Galore! for Edinburgh Film Festival
20 Apr 2016
Remake to close 70th edition.
Sundance London titles announced
20 Apr 2016
Morris From America, Weiner and Tallulah in line-up.
Edinburgh announces retrospectives
15 Apr 2016
Festival celebrates Cinema Du Look and early comic strip adaptations in 70th edition
Vaxxed axed from Tribeca
26 Mar 2016
Festival pulls controversial anti-vaccination documentary from line-up.

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Galleries

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
Sundance 2016: US Dramatic Competition in pictures
04 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: US Documentary Competition in pictures
06 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: World Cinema Dramatic Competition in pictures
06 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: World Cinema Documentary Competition in pictures
07 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: NEXT in pictures
08 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: Midnight in pictures
09 Dec 2015
Sundance 2016: Premieres and Documentary Premieres in pictures
11 Dec 2015
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