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Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
 When The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill began investigating civilian deaths in an off-the-books U.S. night raid in Afghanistan, the thread of clues led to a startling conclusion. A secretive military force reporting directly to the White House, the Joint Special Operations Command, has been conducting an
03.04.2010 | | Posted at 11:29 AM
By David Luhrssen
Pierre is downcast from the news. The professional dancer has just been told that he has a serious heart problem, which can only be addressed with a transplant; even then, the odds of success are equal to a coin toss. Afterward, Pierre (Romain Duris) trudges head down along the crowded streets, through all the busy life of Paris, slouching on his way to death. Despite the tragic dimension...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Dark French Comedy on DVD

By David Luhrssen
The Girl From Monaco begins as that familiar French export, the droll sex comedy, before turning down an entirely unexpected road. Set in the serene principality of Monaco, the pocketsize Riviera realm of Grace Kelly, the story concerns a high-powered Parisian attorney (Fabrice Luchini) defending a wealthy woman accused of murdering a young Russian with mob ties. Because of the vague underworl...