Film adaptations of books have been around since the early 1920s (Golden, 2015). Some of the biggest book-to-blockbuster hits in recent history include Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and The Chronicles of Narnia. What about for this year? Let’s have a look...
Available on Netflix
What if the person you live with your whole life turns out to be someone you barely knew? Andrea thinks she knows everything about her mother ... until a violent attack in their small town began unravelling her mother’s hidden dark past. Is she a hero? A liar? A murderer? How can you tell when all you have are pieces of her?
Coming soon to the big screens
Abandoned and living in isolation her whole life, free-spirited Kya didn’t have a care in the world. Then, she was accused of murdering the town’s heartthrob Chase Andrews. With the eyes of the entire town on her as she is tried for Chase’s death, will Kya make it out unscathed? Or succumb to her twisted fate?
Available on Apple TV+
How far would you go to ensure the survival of your family? In pre-World War II Korea, young Sunja’s mistake leads her to follow a stranger to Japan as his wife. Pachinko is an intergenerational tale about the life of Koreans residing in Japan.
We think these might be worth a trip (or two) to the cinema. And when you’re done, maybe explore the books to see how they differ from the films?