Pop Culture Imports: ‘Roma,’ ‘Happy as Lazzaro,’ a French Comedic Caper, an Immigrant Detention Drama, and More
Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)
With last week’s announcement of the Golden Globe nominees and the plethora of film awards ceremonies popping up every week, we’re well into the swing of awards season. You know what that means: a full month of Oscar contenders making their way to theaters while studios vie for the precious golden statuette. But in the case of a few of these foreign films, Oscar contenders are making their case on streaming services too.
This isn’t a special Oscar season edition of Pop Culture Imports, but a few of the movies this week are strong competition during awards season — and rightfully so. This week we have Alfonso Cuaron‘s magnum opus Roma, which hits the streaming service after a two-week theatrical run, Alice Rohrwacher‘s mesmerizing Cannes favorite Happy as Lazzaro, a French comedic crime caper featuring Vincent Cassel, an absurdist Mexican thriller about the horrors of timeshare, and a timely HBO original immigrant drama.
Fire up those subtitles for the best foreign movies and TV streaming now.