Best-Reviewed Foreign-Language Movies 2019Considering it nabbed the Golden Tomato Award for Best Limited Release, it shouldn t surprise anyone that Bong Joon-ho s Parasite also tops our list of the best-reviewed foreign-language films. It faced some stunning competition from the likes of Pedro Almodóvar s Pain and Glory, which featured a career-best performance from Antonio Banderas, and new films from acclaimed directors Jia Zhangke (Ash Is Purest White) and Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Birds of Passage), but it was Bong s superbly crafted commentary on class and economic mobility that wowed almost everyone. (Note, Portrait of a Lady On Fire, which opens in the U.S. in 2020, was not eligible.)The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
love, jobs, and figuring out all sorts of bigger picture issues. Stars Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell, and directed by Crystal Moselle. Premieres June 11. (HBO Max)• Bosch Season 7 marks the end of the road for LAPD detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), but a spin-off of the Michael Connelly-created series is coming to IMDB TV, and may include co-stars Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector as Chief Irving and Harry’s partner Jerry. Bosch’s final season premieres June 25. (Amazon Video)• The Last Mercenary stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as a retired secret service agent who has to return to the job 25 years later when his estranged son is accused of some major crimes by the French government. Premieres July 30. (Netflix)• Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail is the third season of the TBS comedy, and this time stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni and Jon Bass are moved to the American Old West, as a small-town preacher (Radcliffe) and an outlaw (Buscemi) lead a wagon train across the titular trail. Premieres July 13. (TBS)• Dave became FXX’s most-watched series ever, and Season 2 returns with further debauchery and guest stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Hart, Kendall Jenner, Doja Cat, and Lil Nas X. Stars Lil Dicky. Premieres June 16. (FXX)• Outer Banks Season 2 finds John B. and Sarah on the lam in the Bahamas. Stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline. Premieres July 30. (Netflix)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.CASTING:She-Hulk Casts The Good Place Star Jameela Jamil as Supervillain Titania(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)The Good Place star Jameela Jamil has joined the cast of Disney+’s She-Hulk, where she’ll play She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) rival Titania, a supervillain with super strength. (Variety)Annie herself has yet to be cast, but Taraji P. Henson will play Miss Hannigan in NBC’s upcoming Annie Live musical. Producers have launched a nationwide virtual search to find the youngest star for the special, which is expected to air near the end of 2021.Danny Trejo has joined the cast of American Horror Stories, Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story spin-off, reports Deadline. Murphy confirmed several castings for the anthology series, including Kevin McHale (Glee), Dyllón Burnside (Pose), Charles Melton (Riverdale), and Nico Greetham (The Prom).HBO Max’s Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That …, has added even more returning cast members, including Mario Cantone as Charlotte’s friend Anthony, David Eigenberg as Miranda’s husband Steve, Willie Garson as Carrie’s pal Stanford, and Evan Handler as Charlotte’s husband Harry. The nearly full house of cast members reprising their roles is a boon for SATCfans, but it also makes the absence of Kim Cattrall even more glaring.Mary-Louise Parker will play Mysterious Woman in the HBO movie adaptation of author Elena Ferrante’s bestseller The Days of Abandonment. The movie stars Natalie Portman as Tess, whose supposedly stable home life is thrown into turmoil when her husband abandons the family. Mysterious Woman starts appearing to Tess everywhere, and makes her begin to doubt her sanity.Dennis Quaid will play producer Rick Kirkham in Peacock’s Joe Exotic miniseries. Kirkham is the memorable reality TV producer who recalled in Tiger King trying to make a documentary about Exotic’s Oklahoma tiger park. The Peacock series will feature John Cameron Mitchell (Shrill) as Exotic and Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon as Exotic’s foe, Carole Baskin.Judy Greer has joined the cast of HBO’s The White House Plumbers, a limited series about the Watergate scandal. She’ll play Fran Liddy, the wife of G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux). Theroux and Woody Harrelson, who plays Liddy’s fellow Richard Nixon adviser E. Howard Hunt, are executive producers on the five-part series. Liddy and Hunt were the architects of the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972, the scandal that led to the end of Nixon’s presidency. (Deadline)Mickey Rourke has joined the cast of Peacock’s eight-episode MacGruber series, for which Will Forte will reprise his titular role from the skit and spin-off movie that originated on Saturday Night Live. Rourke will play the villainous Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth, a MacGruber enemy who was presumed dead, but who has resurfaced to carry out a nefarious plot and get revenge against MacGruber. Also in the all-star cast: Sam Elliott as MacGruber’s estranged dad, Perry; Laurence Fishburne as the respected General Barrett Fasoose, who’s married to MacGruber’s ex-wife; and Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe, who reprise their MacGruber movie roles as Vicki St. Elmo (who MacGruber marries at the end of the movie) and MacGruber cohort Dixon Piper.Game of Thrones alum Sophie Turner joins the cast of HBO Max’s limited series The Staircase, based on the story of Michael Peterson, the author who was accused of killing his wife and whose case was covered in the documentary of the same name. Turner will play Margaret Ratliff, one of Peterson’s adopted daughters. Colin Firth plays Peterson, while Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, and Rosemarie DeWitt also star.Orange Is the New Black and Star Trek: Voyager star Kate Mulgrew has joined Showtime’s The First Lady series, playing Susan Sher, Michelle Obama’s chief of staff. Oscar-winning Crashproducer Cathy Schulman will serve as showrunner for the anthology series. (Deadline)With Chris Harrison permanently out as host of all things The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and Lil Jon will join David Spade as rotating guest hosts in the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise.Matthew Goode (The Good Wife) will play legendary producer Robert Evans in Paramount+’s The Offer, the 10-episode limited series about the making of The Godfather. (Deadline)Curtiss Cook Jr. (The Day Shall Come) and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce) will star in Season 2 of Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga series. Cook Jr. will play Mathematics, the group’s DJ, producer, and creator of the iconic Wu-Tang logo, while Akinnagbe will play John “Mook” Gibbons, the group’s first manager. (Deadline)Ugly Betty star Mark Indelicato will star in Amazon’s hour-long romantic comedy With Love, from One Day at a Time producer Gloria Calderón Kellett. Indelicato plays Jorge, who, along with sister Lily (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments’ Emeraude Toubia), is looking for love, and thinks he has found the man of his dreams … but he’s afraid to take him home to his family. (Deadline)Meanwhile, One Day at a Time star Justina Machado has signed on for the Amazon drama pilot The Horror of Dolores Roach, which is based on the podcast of the same name. Dolores is a woman released from prison after 16 years, who returns to her gentrified Washington Heights NYC neighborhood with nothing but 0 and the clothes she’s wearing. She knows no one and nothing, except her friend Luis and a local empanada restaurant.Hulu’s Elizabeth Holmes limited series The Dropout has added William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Stephen Fry, Elizabeth Marvel, Michael Ironside, Bill Irwin, Michel Gill, and Josh Pais to the cast led by Amanda Seyfried portraying Theranos founder Holmes. (Variety)Beau Bridges and Ludacris have joined the cast of the Queen Latifah Netflix thriller End of the Road. Latifah plays a recent widow who’s moving her family cross country to start a new life, only to become the target of a killer along the way. No details are being revealed about Bridges’ and Ludacris’ roles … could one of them be the mysterious murderer?