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Inherent Vice

  • Rated as: 4/5

Ever since 'Boogie Nights', the untamable Paul Thomas Anderson ('There Will Be Blood', 'The Master') has thrilled us with the mania of self-made men – porn stars, game-show hosts, oil prospectors and cultists. Now, for a change, the director grabs you by the nose: 'Inherent Vice', Anderson's sexy, swirling latest (based on Thomas Pynchon's

Grégoire Korganow : Prisons

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Photo reporting on prisons isn't a new genre, but a show of this calibre is rare – and with a level of research and dedication to match. Grégoire Korganow spent three years visiting French prisons in the guise of an inspector, a disguise which enabled him to move freely through the system and to capture the inmates and their environments with

  1. Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) 5-7 rue de Fourcy, 4e
  2. Until Sun Apr 5
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Le Ballroom du Beefclub

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

You reach Le Ballroom, another venture from the trio behind the Experimental Cocktail Club, via an unmarked black door and down a spiral staircase beneath the Beefclub restaurant. Here, well beyond signal range, you'll find red brick walls, an ornate tiled ceiling and a gleaming collection of spirits and liqueurs, which all create the perfect

  1. 58, Le Ballroom du Beefclub, Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001
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Les Tricoteurs volants

  • Price band: 2/4

Take up needles and wool at Les Tricoteurs Volants (The Flying Knitters), a charming haberdashery run by wool fanatic Enrico. You’ll find a solid selection of knitting utensils and colourful balls of wool (ranging from €2 to €39) – Enrico chooses his suppliers carefully and sells top-quality materials, from Britain-bred alpaca to wool

  1. 22 rue de la Fidélité, 10e
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La Petite Maison dans Paris

  • Price band: 3/4

Push open the door to La Petite Maison dans Paris, and the theme tune of Little House on the Prairie starts to play. Decorated with wildflowers, cornflowers and poppies, this boutique harks back to the countryside childhood depicted in the 1970s television series. Owner Agnès Villette makes clothing for children aged 3 to 10 under her own brand

  1. 14 rue Eugène Varlin, 10e
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La Fine Moustache

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

A hip little grocery shop and bar set up in 2014 in an up-and-coming area not far from the Place Saint-Marthe, La Fine Moustache offers ethical products sourced from small artisans and producers. The shelves are stacked with pretty packets of biscuits, jarred foods, drinks and elegant bottles of olive oil, making it a great place to pick up a

  1. 76 boulevard de la Villette, 19e
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Birdman

  • Rated as: 5/5

‘Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.’ So said Marlon Brando. But what happens when their 15 minutes are up? It’s not like failure suddenly transforms former mega-celebs into humble human beings who can pick up their own coffee from Starbucks. That's Michael Keaton’s problem in this savagely funny,

Michel Blazy: Pull Over Time

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Free

Michel Blazy is an artist from Monaco who has been cooking up art from perishables for over 20 years. Each of his projects is more organic and eccentric than the last, as his latest exhibit ‘Pull Over Time’ at the Art:Concept gallery proves. Combining materials ranging from shaving cream to spaghetti and beetroot mash, Blazy’s exhibit is an

  1. Art:Concept 13 rue des Arquebusiers, 3e
  2. Until Sat Mar 7
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Fromages et ramage

  • Price band: 2/4

Charmingly cheeky cheesemongers Christian and Jean-Daniel are the most unconventional pair of shopkeepers you’re ever likely to meet. They set up their cheese shop to be able to listen to music of their choice all day while selling rounds to customers – or so the story goes. The end result is a unique and intriguing business – and it’s

  1. 22 rue Ramey, 18e
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American Sniper

  • Rated as: 4/5

Only a filmmaker like Clint Eastwood – conservative, patriotic but alive and sensitive to human tragedy – could make a movie about an Iraq War veteran and fill it with doubts, mission anxiety and personal tragedy. ‘American Sniper’ is a superbly subtle critique made by an especially young 84-year-old. Like ‘The Hurt Locker’, it salutes




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