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Review: BLACK SEA is a 21st-Century Moby Dick with B-Movie Thrills

“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


Oksana Mas' exhibition

Today in my home city, Illichivsk, was celebration of the Day of the City. In the city there were a lot of people, commune organised a lot of events for kids and grow – ups, the city got new spring look and installed several new art works. 447 more words


Locked in a bathroom: Varna and the Black Sea

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


[Video Review] Black Sea (2014) by Bede Jermyn

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.

My rating:

– Bede Jermyn

Movie Reviews

Earthquakes And The Problem Of "Missing" Time (contd.....)

CONTINUATION OF “Earthquakes And The Problem Of “Missing” Time

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


Film: Black Sea (2014)

Gold bars are brilliantly cinematic.  They are the most simplistic representation of wealth you could hope for and, because the bars are heavy, you can see that lifting them comes at a cost.   142 more words


Yalı’s and the Picturesque

One of my father’s friends bemoaned modern Istanbul for its outer shell of concrete apartment blocks. She reminisced about the 1960s, a time when she was doing research in Istanbul. 1,327 more words