best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

Somehow, we’re nearing the tail end of summer and the pandemic situation doesn’t seem like it will change all that much. But at the very least, streaming services won’t run out of new content anytime soon. And while new entertainment may start to dry up in the states, we can always import a few international titles to keep us going. In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, the best foreign movies and TV shows include the finale to Donnie Yen’s beloved Ip Man series, an engrossing Iranian drama with a heavy dose of magical realism, a new rom-com series for foodies, and more.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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Fewer trailers

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 we catch up with Vincent Cassel, get worked up over our intolerance of fascists, celebrate one more Ip Man, luxuriate in some glam rock, and do some magic tricks. Read More »