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The Machiavellian Matriarch Who Shadow-Ruled France Through Her Husband, Sons and a Flying Squadron of Spies

Welcome to Bad Moms. This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate the beautiful angels kind enough to raise our sorry asses, we’re profiling five of the most…

‘Climax’ Is the Rare Gaspar Noé Film That’s Actually Getting Everyone Off

Gaspar Noé’s films are argument-starters. 2002’s Irréversible told the story of a brutal rape and the men who seek vengeance for the crime, the movie unspooling…

ICYMI: France’s Jailbreaking Robin Hood, Nylon Love and the Kardashian-Pineapple Connection

How about that Thai soccer team? Thanks to the media’s diligent reporting on the situation, I admit I didn’t love their chances. So thankful, though,…

The Definitive Tale of Redoine Faïd: The Real-Life Movie Gangster Who Just Escaped a French Prison in a Helicopter

On a quiet Sunday morning, the helicopter instructor waited for his three new students at a small flying club in a tiny town called Fontenay-Trésigny,…