Best Movies Streaming Right Now Free Solo

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

Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted family film; and more!  These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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best foreign movies and tv streaming march 7

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

Spring is here and the snow is still covering the ground. As the long winter months stretch into March, I’m back to recommend you the best foreign movies and TV streaming now to while away the time. This week, we have Ang Lee’s wuxia classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a taut Danish thriller so good it’s already set for a Hollywood remake, a Dario Argento horror favorite Deep Red, a fluffy Korean drama series, and a dark Japanese teen dramedy.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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the guilty review

Denmark’s 2019 Oscar entry is the kind of genre film that doesn’t normally make it through the Academy’s gates, but it’s a taut thriller with enough dramatic heft that it may prove to be an exception. High-concept thrillers are often written in reverse, with stories extrapolated (if not merely tacked on) to premises-as-a-selling points. I’d be willing to wager that the screenplay for The Guilty, written by director Gustav Möller along with Emil Nygaard Albertsen, was conceived much the same way, though that’s hardly a point against it. Its premise is undoubtedly its driving force; set in a police dispatch center, the film takes place in real time within four stationary walls, as officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) monitors a journey by car. The plot could easily have functioned independently of the story being told, but it goes from being interesting to downright riveting once injected with a tale about — you guessed it — guilt.

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the guilty clip

The Guilty finds tense, clever ways to make a one-location film exciting. The Danish thriller finds an emergency dispatcher trying to save a kidnapped woman after receiving a panicked call. In an exclusive The Guilty clip below, you can see the moment that launches the entire film into motion, as the dispatcher (Jakob Cedergren) receives the call.

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Green Band Trailer

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 call 911, realize a stranger is a just a friend you haven’t met yet, get a look at another country’s idea of a leader only in it for themselves, take a road trip, and then climb a mountain without a rope. Read More »

movies sold at sundance

As the first major film festival of the year, Sundance is ground zero for distributors discovering some of the gems that will populate film release schedules throughout the rest of the year. Here is our list of movies sold at Sundance 2018 so far, which should be coming to theaters, VOD, and streaming services in the near future.

In this update: The Sentence, The Tale, and Sorry to Bother You.

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