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Alicia Lu

Meet the must-watch foreign equivalents to your favorite American shows. There’s a whole world of Tony Sopranos and Walter Whites out there.
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What makes “The Bridge (Bron/Broen)” a cult classic that’s inspired five remakes and counting?
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“Los Ultimos Frikis” follows the rocky journey of Cuba’s most popular heavy metal band, Zeus. Topic sat down with frontman Diony and Dave Lombardo, founding drummer of legendary metal band Slayer, who served as executive producer and composer on the film, to talk about all things heavy metal.
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The Ultimate Heavy Metal Playlist, curated by Diony Arce, lead singer of Cuba’s biggest metal band, Zeus.
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“Los Ultimos Frikis” director Nicholas Brennan talks about what it was like to spend 10 years in Cuba making a film about a heavy metal band.
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We picked the brains of Jeppe Gjervig Gram, director of “Follow the Money,” and star Esben Smed on their gripping series, which makes white-collar crime feel like a white-knuckle thriller.
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Roxy Rexvany’s film “Wifi Rider” is an intimate portrait of young Palestinian artist Shukri Lawrence. Topic chats with the multi-hyphenate artist-designer-photographer-director about the digital world he’s created.
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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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If you’re a fan of Topic’s Scandinavian crime thrillers, you might come across these six prominent actors more than once. May we present to you: Six Degrees of Scandi TV.
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Sarah Lund’s sweater on The Killing (Forbrydelsen) has achieved as much cult status as the show itself. Topic unravels the significance of the jumper.
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Can you name a better duo than a crime thriller and a cocktail? Here are 11 pairings to take TV night to the next level.
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If you like Ann Dowd in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” you’ll be blown away by her in “Lambs of God.”
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Go ahead and smash that subtitles button.
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Get an exclusive glimpse at the making of true crime thriller “Dark Woods” with director Sven Bohse.
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The Bridge (Bron/Broen)’s unapologetically blunt detective Saga Norén is our hero. Here are 7 of her most brutally honest moments.
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In anticipation for the Tokyo Olympics, we’ve rounded up seven inspiring sports stories to get you extra amped for the big event.
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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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What if I told you that you already like subtitles and you don’t even know it?
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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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If you’re looking to celebrate Juneteenth by lifting up Black creators, actors, and stories, here are 19 films and series to watch.
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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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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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