What to Stream: “Top of the Heap,” a Tale of a Black Cop in Seventies D.C., Is a Crucial Work of Afrofuturism

What to Stream: “Top of the Heap,” a Tale of a Black Cop in Seventies D.C., Is a Crucial Work of Afrofuturism
Richard Brody on the unjustly neglected 1972 film “Top of the Heap,” written and directed by its star, Christopher St. John, who plays a black cop with a rich and troubled fantasy life and a host of real-world problems.