best foreign movies and tv streaming august 22

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

The world seems to feel like it’s on fire right now (and some parts of it are), but why not turn to foreign films and television to remind you of how dire things really are? No, it’s not all doom and gloom in this week’s Pop Culture Imports, but some of the best foreign movies and TV streaming now are so successful because of how powerful and timely they are. The first of which is HBO’s Israeli limited series Our Boys, which is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. On the somewhat lighter side — but no less relevant — is the recent French comedy Non-Fiction in which director Oliver Assayas tears down our current digital landscape. Rounding out this week’s column is a tender Indian romance film from Amazon Studios, a haunting Italian crime drama, and a wacky Netflix fantasy anime series.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and get streaming.

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Another week, another batch of trailers that we’re rounding up for you here at /Film. Whether they be trailers for foreign films, or indie flicks that might have flown under the radar, make sure not to miss the trailers for these films. Below, check out the trailers for Dogman, Love and Saucers, Woman at War, and We Die Young.

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Dogman Review

Italian director Matteo Garrone has risen to international stardom with lightning speed, especially since his 2008 film Gomorrah took the second-highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Yet, for all his acclaim, I have tended to find his work remote and slightly inaccessible. Garrone’s latest film, Dogman, is a film worthy of his stature and the first time his bite has been as strong as his bark. This morality tale wrings gripping drama from an imperfect man backed into an unenviable corner.

Find out more in out full Dogman review below. Read More »