The Favourite Review

The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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best foreign movies and TV streaming

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

As we near the end of the year, everyone is scrambling to catch all the movies and TV shows that they missed. But when making your way through year-end lists starts to feel like a chore, why not catch yourself up on their subtitled compatriots, both new and classic?

This week we have the buzzy HBO adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s beloved Neopolitan novels, My Brilliant Friend; Zhang Yimou‘s masterpiece of visual cinema Hero; Alfonso Cuaron‘s directorial debut to get you hyped for his upcoming magnum opus Roma; An Education‘s Lone Scherfig‘s Danish breakout Italian for Beginners; and a juicy Thai revenge thriller series from Netflix.

Fire up those subtitles, and let’s get count down the best foreign movies and TV streaming now.

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my brilliant friend trailer

Elena Ferrante‘s Neapolitan novels have been a literary sensation, beloved by critics and readers alike. Now, HBO is attempting to bring the books to life with a 32-part adaptation (!). Things kick off with the series My Brilliant Friend, debuting on HBO this November. Watch the first My Brilliant Fiend trailer below.

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