If the streaming revolution, and the corresponding decline of movie theaters, has a bright side, it’s easier access to foreign language films. In years past, it was almost impossible to see the best movies from overseas.
If you didn’t live in New York or L.A., your local theater would rarely play them, or play them for so short a time that you missed the window before you even realized it was open. And rental availability was never a guarantee.
Now, major streamers such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime routinely pick up foreign titles and make them available to anyone with a subscription.