(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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Even though Roma walked away with the big prizes at the 2019 BAFTAs, there’s one award it wasn’t able to pick up from the American Society of Cinematographers.
Even though Roma has been cleaning up throughout awards season, it appears to be facing some strong competition from Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Cold War. The film has been nominated for Best Cinematography alongside Alfonso Cuarón‘s work in Roma several times, but it’s only won in a few critics circles. Until now. Director of photography Lukasz Zal finally upset Roma in a big way by winning one of the major 2019 American Society of Cinematographers awards. Does that mean we could see an upset at the Oscars? Read More »
Celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, the American Society of Cinematographers announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, honoring the best cinematography of 2019 in film and television. It should come as no surprise that Alfonso Cuarón‘s remarkable work on Roma was nominated (after winning Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes), but what other directors of photography also earned a nomination? Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, let’s rank The Best Movie Trailers of 2018.
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Cold War has already racked up an impressive amount of positive reviews, and Amazon wants to remind you it’s still playing for your viewing enjoyment. Which means it’s time for a new Cold War trailer, in all its gorgeous black and white glory. The Polish film from director Pawe? Pawlikowski follows two people who begin an impossible romance set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland. Watch the latest Cold War trailer below.
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