The Pale Blue Eye by Louis BayardChristian Bale stars as New York detective Augustus Landor in a moody historical mystery set in 1830s West Point, where a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe helps Landor investigate a series of murders.
Where to watch: The Pale Blue Eye is on Netflix.
Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerNewcomer Mallori Johnson stars in a series adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's time-travel classic, executive produced by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen) and Darren Aronofsky (The Whale).
Where to watch: Stream Kindred on FX on Hulu.
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo CollodiAcademy Award-winning director Guillermo Del Toro helms a new adaptation of Carlo Collodi's beloved fairy tale.
Where to watch: Pinocchio is available on Netflix.
Matilda by Roald DahlBased on the Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, Matilda the Musical stars newcomer Alisha Weir as the titular telekinetic heroine.
Where to watch: Catch Matilda the Musical on Netflix.
White Noise by Don DeLilloA Midwestern family navigates a toxic waste leak that threatens to destroy their town in a film adaptation of Don DeLillo's satirical, National Book Award-winning novel. Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig star.
Where to watch: Stream White Noise on Netflix.
Firefly Lane by Kristin HannahKatherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke play best friends Tully and Kate in the series adaptation of Kristin Hannah's heartwarming and upbeat novel.
Where to watch: Seasons 1 and 2 of Firefly Lane are available to stream on Netflix.
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. LawrenceEmma Corrin (The Crown) stars in a steamy new film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic erotic novel.
Where to watch: Catch Lady Chatterley's Lover on Netflix.
Still Life by Louise PennyIn the mystery series Three Pines, based on Louise Penny's bestselling Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, Alfred Molina stars as the titular Québécois detective.
Where to watch: Season 1 of Three Pines is on Amazon Prime Video.
The Amber Spyglass by Philip PullmanA large ensemble cast, led by James McAvoy, returns for the 3rd and final season of His Dark Materials, based on Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy of the same name. Season 3 adapts The Amber Spyglass, the conclusion of the trilogy.
Where to watch: His Dark Materials is available to stream on HBO Max.
Women Talking by Miriam ToewsSarah Polley directs a star-studded ensemble cast in the film adaptation of Miriam Toews' novel about Mennonite women grappling with repeated sexual assault from the men in their community.
Where to watch: Women Talking is in theaters from December 23rd.
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena FerranteElena Ferrante adapts her bestselling novel, The Lying Life of Adults, about a young girl's coming of age in 1990s Naples, for a buzzy miniseries.
Where to watch: The Lying Life of Adults premieres January 4th on Netflix.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanTom Hanks stars in A Man Called Otto, adapted from Fredrik Backman's bestselling novel about a cantankerous man whose clashes with neighbors lead to unlikely friendships.
Where to watch: A Man Called Otto gets a limited theatrical release on January 6th before its wide release on the 13th. The 2015 Swedish adaption, A Man Called Ove, DVD is available for checkout and streaming on several platforms.
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