“I’m not going home poor!” shouts a sailor in Black Sea as he risks life and limb in the pursuit of gold. There’s an interesting subtext (that’s eventually brought to the fore) in this submarine/heist/action film about desperate men taking desperate measures to secure their futures in these times of austerity and financial uncertainty. 766 more words
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April 2011 – Bye Belgrade, back to Bulgaria, but this time to the coast baby. I wasn’t expecting to get any real beach time, bathing suit and all, but laying in the sand on a sunny day didn’t sound like a bad idea to me, especially with the shitty Madrid weather getting me down. 526 more words
Dir: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Bobby Schofield, Michael Smiley, Konstantin Khabensky, Grigoriy Dobrygin.
IMDb Synopsis: In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.
I have also chosen to example this particular writing from almost five years ago because of the teaching theme running through it that “all is connected to all”—that you cannot separate the earthquake or volcanic activities from the other shenanigans orchestrated by your would-be kings of darkness. 331 more words