Author Archives: markbendle

Letters to Max

Letters to Max

Eric Baudelaire’s documentary ‘Letters to Max’ about the break-away republic of Abkhazia is released a week after the moving anti-war drama Tangerines that takes place during the 1992-1993 ...
Solace

Solace

Solace is a sad story, and I am not referring to the title, plot or premise of the film.  Billed as a supernatural thriller, it boasts an impressive cast, beginning with Antony Hopkins, now 77.  Joini ...
3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

Director Marc Silver’s powerful film, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, feels less like a documentary than a riveting court room drama that could give To Kill a Mockingbird a run for its money.  In ‘Mockingbi ...