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Alicia Lu

If you’re looking to celebrate Juneteenth by lifting up Black creators, actors, and stories, here are 19 stories to watch.
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Nordic Noir has become a worldwide obsession with a cult following. But what is it? Here’s a crash course and handy playlist.
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Streamed all of “Mare of Easttown” and looking for a similar murder mystery? Check out “Beau Séjour,” its Belgian doppelganger.
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We’ve rounded up five of our favorite historical documentaries that examine the power of political mobilization. Some will inspire you, some will anger you, and some might even terrify you. But they will all open your eyes to some of the most unforgettable moments in history.
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In many ways, “Irresponsable” is the French counterpart to Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up.” Both center around feckless but lovable man-children who accidentally become fathers. Both witness them struggling to leave their own juvenile behaviors behind to step up to fatherhood. And both follow their hapless efforts to win the hearts of the women who give them way too many chances. Oh, and of course, both are absolutely hysterical.
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Picture a female, Russian version of Walter White from “Breaking Bad,” who runs an illegal empire of her own. If you miss following Walter on his journey in crime, you’ll want to meet Marina in “An Ordinary Woman.”
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Many of the most astonishing true stories are rooted in political turmoil. Here are 6 of our favorite political thrillers based on real history.
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The documentary “Blue Code of Silence” reveals how and why former NYPD detective Bob Leuci turned informant on his own squad in the 1970s to blow the lid off of New York City’s most corrupt police unit. Topic sat down with director Magnus Skatvold to talk about the film.
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A fascination with evil, the adrenaline rush, the fear that it could happen to us, and the relief that it’s not. Whatever the reason, we’re obsessed with true crime. If you are too, here are 10 of our wildest true crime documentaries, series, and films to feed your obsession.
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