best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

With the coronavirus pandemic growing and social distancing in full effect, there’s no better time to dip your toes into some foreign-language movies and TV shows that you’ve been meaning to get around to. Whether that be arthouse classics like the German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the second seasons of Netflix’s Kingdom or HBO’s My Brilliant Friend, or that weird furry anime on Netflix, Pop Culture Imports is here for all your streaming needs. And goodness knows we’ll be doing a lot of streaming while we’re in self-quarantine.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and get streaming.

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Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with ‘Hell Fest’

Movies to Watch with Hell Fest

Just as Halloween is the best day to escape from prison, a theme park haunted house is the best place to go on a slasher killing spree.

The serial murderer in Hell Fest knows this. He or she has donned a crappy mask and a weird cloak to follow Amy Forsyth, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Reign Edwards around the park, killing boyfriends and being a general bloody nuisance.

Could it have to do with an urban legend about a girl getting killed and hung up for days before anyone realized she wasn’t a prop? Or with Tony Todd and his fantastical top hat? Or with a gang of meddling kids and their hilarious sandwich-eating dog who are curiously missing from the trailer?

We won’t know until the movie jumps out from a shadowy corner this weekend (starting tonight), but here are 6 potential double movies to watch with Hell Fest and keep the scares coming. Read More »

caligari restoration

One of the landmark works of genre film — hell, of film, period — has received what looks to be a brilliant new restoration. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was a sensation upon release in 1920, and has remained a sensation for almost one hundred years, thanks to its intense atmosphere and stunning sense of design. Mere stills from Caligari have inspired entire careers, and now we have a chance to take a new look at the film. The first trailer for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari restoration is out, and while it doesn’t show much, it suggests that this is a remarkable bit of film preservation.

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