With the English-language releases Snowpiercer and OkjaBong Joon-Ho has made some of the wildest and boldest cross-cultural films in recent memory. Now, the South Korean director makes a return to his home country — and what appears to be a return to his darker, genre-defying style — for his latest film, Parasite. Watch the trailer below.

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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

We’re 25% of the way through 2019 now. Which means you have 75% of the year left to brush up on your foreign movies and impress your friends. You’re in luck with this week’s Pop Culture Imports, as the collection of best foreign movies and TV streaming now is led by Cold War, the achingly beautiful Polish Best Foreign Picture nominee that wowed at this year’s Oscars. Joining it is the surreal Ghanian fable from Ava Duvernay’s distribution company, Array, The Burial of Kojo, a twisted French historical dramedy, the wildly popular satirical anime One-Punch Man, and an irreverent early 2000s French comedy.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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agnes varda dead

“I live in cinema. I feel I’ve lived here forever.” As both director and subject, Agnes Varda is inseparable from the feature films and documentaries that she has made. The French New Wave pioneer became just as known for her dual-toned bowl-cut hairstyle and lively spirit as she did for her game-changing films such as La Pointe Court, Cleo from 5 to 7, and The Gleaners and I. And it’s in those films that she’ll be forever remembered following her death this Friday from breast cancer. She was 90 years old.

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best foreign movies and tv streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

One of the best movies of 2018 is streaming now, and it’s got good company in this week’s jam-packed Pop Culture Imports. I’ll admit that I occasionally struggle to populate this column, but not so this week. First, do yourself a favor and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s masterful Palme D’Or winner Shoplifters, then check out the other best foreign movies and TV streaming now, which include the Oscar-winning Iranian drama A Separation, the classic Stephen Chow martial arts comedy Kung Fu Hustle, the sensual Mexican fantasy Like Water for Chocolate, and the gripping German historical drama The Lives of Others.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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Movies Coming to Netflix In April 2019

Spring is almost here, and with the warmer weather comes new movies. Next month, Netflix will be releasing several great titles that you really shouldn’t miss, including the never-before-released Roadshow cut of The Hateful Eight! Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in April 2019.

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forrest gump bollywood

Forrest Gump is running over to India. The Tom Hanks-starring Oscar winner is getting a Hindi-language remake courtesy of Bollywood, following a long tradition of Hollywood movies that have gotten a Bollywood remake or knock-off. The Forrest Gump Bollywood remake will be titled Lal Singh Chadha and is set to star Indian superstar Aamir Khan.

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alamo drafthouse slut-only screenings

Alamo Drafthouse is holding “slut-only” screenings of the raunchy Canadian teen comedy Slut in a Good Way to promote sex positivity. The film follows a teenager named Charlotte who, after a bad break-up, decides to explore her sexuality, which results in her facing society’s harsh double standards. To celebrate the acclaimed film, Alamo is holding “Sluts Only” screenings in Austin, Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Omaha.

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Aniara Trailer

When’s the last time you saw a sci-fi movie about space travel that was pleasant? I’m having a hard time thinking up one at the moment, because the majority are usually about all the terrible things that await us foolish humans if we dare break through the stratosphere, and beyond. The Swedish sci-fi film Aniara is definitely one of those “terrible things” movies, telling the story of a ship loaded with people traveling from Earth to Mars. The journey is scheduled to take three weeks, but the ship gets knocked off course. A whole lot of panic and terror ensues. Watch the Aniara trailer below.

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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

Spring is here and the snow is still covering the ground. As the long winter months stretch into March, I’m back to recommend you the best foreign movies and TV streaming now to while away the time. This week, we have Ang Lee’s wuxia classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a taut Danish thriller so good it’s already set for a Hollywood remake, a Dario Argento horror favorite Deep Red, a fluffy Korean drama series, and a dark Japanese teen dramedy.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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Last month, Samsung announced they would no longer produce Blu-ray players. It gave physical media fans – like me, and presumably you, if you’re reading this column – pause. The reasoning could be because Samsung’s 4K technology has been subpar in compared to others. Or it could spell the beginning of the end – a sign that Blu-ray will soon go the way of VHS. It’s not a pleasant thought. For now, Blu-ray is here, and I can only hope it’s here to stay. For now, let’s treasure it while it’s still around. And what better way to do that than by reading a few thousand words I’ve cobbled together on the latest new releases? These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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