Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
Where does Tony Award-winning actress and writer Sarah Jones find her characters? In this installment of Monologue, Jones gives us insight into her myriad talents, which include, among other things, leaving voicemail messages for the rapper Q-Tip.
Episode 2 – Todd Solondz: ‘My Movies Aren’t for Everyone’
Love it or hate it, chances are you will remember seeing one of Todd Solondz’s films - such as Happiness (1998) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995). In this month’s Monologue, we learn about Solondz’s approach to his controversial characters.
Episode 6 – Roxane Gay: 'I’m Really Bad At Saying No.'
Saying no to people, whether personally and professionally, can be difficult. Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay ruminates on the challenges of navigating others’ wants and needs while also staying true to herself and her many gifts.
Episode 7 – Cory Doctorow: How Writing Fiction Can Influence the Future
The future is never far from Cory Doctorow’s mind. Here, the novelist and activist explains how a deep interrogation of computers and computing in fiction writing might help humanity sidestep the worst that technological progress has to offer.
Who gets to call themselves an artist? The term didn’t come naturally to East London native Shantell Martin, who says the idea of living life as an artist was not something she could totally comprehend while growing up.
Episode 9 – Mo’ne Davis: Surviving the Sting of a Bad Loss
You may remember Mo’ne Davis from her star turn on the cover of Sports Illustrated, after she became the first girl to pitch her team to a win in the history of the Little League World Series. In this episode, she reflects on one of her worst losses.