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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