best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

The Western has long evolved out of its uniquely American trappings, and we get to see two shining examples of that in this week’s Pop Culture Imports. The first is Sholay, a genre-mixing ’70s “Curry Western” classic widely considered the best Bollywood movie of all time, and the second is a 2018 Belgian film comprised of even more genre influences, with spaghetti westerns, hard-boiled Italian cop dramas, and Tarantino all bumping uglies in Let the Corpses Tan. Joining them is the 2016 K-drama police procedural sensation Signal; Japanese provocateur Sion Sono‘s latest thriller; and a spectacularly badly titled Netflix crime drama.

Switch off Netflix’s default dub versions (please stop that), fire up those subtitles, and let’s get streaming.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Gotti

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Welcome back, streamers. Come along with me as I take you on a journey through several great films you can stream right now. As always, I’m trying to highlight titles that might not stand out on first glance – titles that slip through the cracks. Here, you’ll find a few documentaries, a stylish ’70s throwback, a chilly ghost story, and more.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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Let The Corpses Tan trailer

Let The Corpses Tan is the new stylish slice of violence from modern-giallo makers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzan. It’s one of those movies low on substance and big on shots and editing that smash you over the head – and I mean that in a good way. Watch the Let The Corpses Tan trailer below.

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let the corpses tan

Anyone who can bear to stare directly into Let the Corpses Tan may walk away with the sensation that their eyelids are burning, almost as if someone seared them with a scalding hot poker. That’s by design. And for those who don’t mind the pain, the embrace of directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani will provide a masochistic thrill.

This isn’t just gross-out, go-for-broke genre cinema. Let the Corpses Tan begins with a jarring gunshot, from which Cattet and Forzani proceed to fire on all cylinders, deploying a full arsenal of cinematic techniques to induce the visceral response they seek. Color, framing, montage – you name it, they’re using it at full throttle. Edited at the zippy speed of a sleek commercial, this is 90 minutes of pure cinematic sensory assault.

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