Yolanda Methvin

Yolanda Methvin

Yolanda Methvin Quick Links

Film RSS

In My Country Review


OK

A fictional narrative created to encompass several storiesthat personify the nation-altering emotional crux of South Africa's Truthand Reconciliation hearings, "In My Country" accomplishes itsgoal -- but does so largely through obvious plot devices.

JulietteBinoche and Samuel L. Jackson give strong, movingperformances as two journalists -- one Afrikaner, one African-American-- covering the gut-wrenching testimony as the oppressed came face-to-facewith their oppressors during these historical early-1990s committees, heldall over the upended nation as it transitioned from apartheid to democracy.But it's too obvious that their characters are designed to represent (orat least be acquainted with) particular points of view that must come toa symbolic accord for the country's race issues to be resolved.

She comes from an enlightened perspective about equality,but her rich, white family is nervous about living in the new South Africa-- and of course they have skeletons in their closets that soon come tolight. He has a huge chip on his shoulder about race relations, havinggrown up seeing America's Civil Rights movement pave the way for more equalitybefore the country developed a collective sense of denial about the lingeringdiscrimination still ingrained in its culture.

Continue reading: In My Country Review

Yolanda Methvin

Yolanda Methvin Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Suggested

Foo Fighters Confirm That Cal Jam 2018 Is Happening

Foo Fighters Confirm That Cal Jam 2018 Is Happening

Take a look back at October's inaugural event.

Sam Mendes Drops Out Of Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'; Could He Return To Bond?

Sam Mendes Drops Out Of Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'; Could He Return To Bond?

The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.

Liam Gallagher Tugs At The Heartstrings As He Confesses Missing His Brother

Liam Gallagher Tugs At The Heartstrings As He Confesses Missing His Brother

Is a Gallagher reunion on the cards for the future?

Advertisement
The 'Stranger Things' Kids Love 'High School Musical'

The 'Stranger Things' Kids Love 'High School Musical'

The unlikely franchise took over their Halloween night.

Advertisement

Yolanda Methvin Movies

In My Country Movie Review

In My Country Movie Review

A fictional narrative created to encompass several storiesthat personify the nation-altering emotional crux of South...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.