Film Review: IN MY COUNTRY

Delicate exploration of how people come to betray their principles, based on the memoir of an Afrikans journalist (called here “Anna Malan” & played by Juliette Binoche) who covered South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission hearings in the mid-90’s. Samuel L. Jackson plays “Langston Whitfield” (Malan’s know-it-all antagonist from the Washington Post). Brendan Gleeson plays “Colonel…

Film Review: HOWARD'S END

Oscar-winner Thompson owns this film. She’s an intelligent, educated woman in Edwardian England torn between her bohemian sister (Carter) & her new husband (Hopkins) a conservative upper-crust businessman. Personal Best for the whole Merchant Ivory team, especially Jhabvala (who also won an Oscar for her fine adaptation of Forster’s novel). More on HOWARD’S END.