Most films are too slow and long, so play everything double speed (without transposing up an octave) and watch multiplex gate receipts soar. You won’t sell twice the popcorn, but refreshment consumption will rise as well because it is in part a function of plot structure.
I watch a lot of films faster and with subtitles in whichever language is going. From this week’s crop: Frozen is still pretty vomitsome at 2* (I thought Disney was meant to be OK now), but 300: Rise of an Empire is quite good at 4*.
Next up: how to save the PP from Gallardón.
- Elegía definitiva a Grexorbitante / Definitive elegy to Grexorbitant
Lenny Kravitz, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” specially adapted for my good friend Mariano Rajoy.
- Having your glass of water and drinking it
Coverage of the Barcelona water crisis in yesterday’s Vanguardia was a standard victimist litany: Our consumption per capita is low compared to
- What we really need: more language police
Here‘s the final piece of a series by Uruguayan proofreader Pilar Chargoñia calling for the creation in Argentina of a new
- Spidy Wasch
A bit of free association, or rambling, as it is more widely known.
- Three classic Francophone tubes I’d never heard of
Boby Lapointe in Ta Katie t’as quitté, Petit Yodé and l’Enfant Siro in Premier jour à Paris, and Zao’s take on