(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The SeriesAlice in Borderland

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: What if Battle Royale and Saw had a sick, twisted baby that that puts its characters through a series of manipulative, tortuous games — usually with a high body and splatter count?

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Based on the manga of the same name by Haro Aso, Alice in Borderland has the unfortunate fate of having a bad title. Or at least, a confusing title that doesn’t really convey the kind of horror/sci-fi series that Alice in Borderland is. But once you get past the idea that there is no one named Alice in Alice in Borderland, and that the dystopian riff on Alice in Wonderland is thin at best, you’re in for a twisty little ride.

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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.)

It’s a new year, with new foreign-language films and TV shows to stream: a few late-year streaming hits, along with a few classics and hidden gems that may have slipped under your radar. But we’re back and here to recommend you some titles that will help you meet that New Year’s resolution of watching more foreign films this year.

Fire up those subtitles, and let’s get streaming.

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