FX and BBC’s adaptation of Rumer Godden’s 1939 novel is a well-acted and handsomely mounted, if baggy, miniseries.
HBO Max’s adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels seems disinterested in examining its characters upon its return.
Guy Burt combines the quirky fun of a teen James Bond with espionage drama in the adaptation of the popular book series.
Pegged upon release as a retread of previous work, William Friedkin’s neo-noir is something altogether different.
Jacob Chase’s new horror film balances eery scares with a human core before it starts to teeter off the rails by the end.
Despite attempts to recapture its magic, Sam Raimi’s second superhero entry remains the best in energy and empathy.
Robert Zemeckis’ new Roald Dahl adaptation is too grim for kids and too tame for parents, despite some solid performances.
Damien LeVeck’s adaptation of his own short film takes a sharp premise and pads it out to feature-length.
Brannon Braga taps into Clive Barker’s horror anthology, but the end result fails to live up to its reputation.
Pedro Almodóvar’s adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s one-act play is an expansive, carefully constructed half-hour.
Gillian Flynn’s new Prime series is an ambitious saga that offers loads to chew on, assuming you can handle the bleakness of it all.
Jay Baruchel’s adaptation of the 2010 comic is an ugly attempt at social commentary that lacks irony or emotion.
10 years later, Edgar Wright’s comic adaptation lingers for its bevy of influences as much as its originality.
Hans Petter Moland’s adaptation of Per Petterson’s novel is a sensual look at growing up, but it’s more inert than introspective.
Marc Munden’s adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel is too myopic to fully bloom, but it has just enough flourishes to work.
Joel Schumacher’s second John Grisham adaptation is a myopic look at race and the criminal justice system in the American South.
It’s good, but Anthony Minghella’s 1999 adaptation really comes alive when Philip Seymour Hoffman’s scumbag enters the picture.
Finally out from under the shadow of its filmic inspiration, the Amazon series treads new ground in its second season.