Amber Wilkinson

Critic

UK

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 and Miskolc Cinefest. She is also the editorial director for Eye For Film.

Watu Wote: All of Us

Date: 15 Nov 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
Like several of the short-listed fiction shorts for the Oscars this year, Katja Benrath's film, written by Julia Drache (with advice from Alexander Ikawah and Brian Munene), is based on a specific real-life incident - in this case, a fateful bus journey from Nairobi in Kenya to Mandera County. The latter is in a northern pocket of the country close to the Somali border, which makes it a danger zone for terror attacks by al-Shabab jihadist fundame ...

Inxeba (The Wound)

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
The old meets the new in John Trengove's gripping debut feature, which gives the coming-of-age genre a fresh twist by showing that sometimes age isn't the problem when it comes to finding an assured sense of self-identity. Xolani (Nakhane Touré) is taking a break from his job shifting boxes at a city warehouse to head back to his Xhosa home town in the mountains. There, he is going to be one of a group of male "caregivers" who will shepherd teen ...