You know the old saying that the book is always better than the movie? Well in this column we put that theory to the test.

Book vs. Film: My Best Friend's Exorcism

Column by Christopher Shultz
Both versions of this narrative are effectively "Stranger Things" with a darker sense of humor, but only one offers audiences a lot more dramatic heft.

Comics vs. Television: "What If...?"

Column by BH Shepherd November 12, 2021
How does Marvel's "What If...?" compare to its source material?

Comics vs. Television: "Invincible" Animates Well

Column by BH Shepherd June 11, 2021
How faithful is Amazon's adaptation of "Invincible" to its source material?

Book vs. Film vs. Reality: "Shirley"

Column by Christopher Shultz
The new hallucinatory examination of Shirley Jackson isn't a biopic, but is there more fact than fiction than meets the eye?

Book vs. Series: Breaking Down "Defending Jacob"

Column by Andrea J. Johnson June 4, 2020
This article identifies the differences between the novel and the series as well as how those choices shape the audience's investment in the narrative.

Comics vs. Television: "Locke & Key" — Skip The Show, Read The Comics

Column by Peter Derk
Let's look at why 'Locke & Key' works better in ink than it does on the screen.

Book vs. Film: "Caging Skies" vs. "Jojo Rabbit"

Column by Christopher Shultz January 21, 2020
The differences between the novel and the film are night and day, yet they deliver the same crucial anti-hate message.

Book vs Film: "In The Tall Grass"

Column by Christopher Shultz November 18, 2019
The novella from Stephen King and Joe Hill gets a Netflix original adaptation.

Book vs. Film vs. Series: "The Handmaid's Tale"

Column by Christopher Shultz October 4, 2019
The novel is a classic, the series is excellent...and then there's the film.

Book vs. Minisieries vs. Films: It - The Special Beverly Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz September 16, 2019
You will never see sewer sex on the screen, and that's a good thing...but have the filmmakers replaced it with anything better?

Comics vs. Television: "The Boys"

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical comparison of "The Boys" season one and its comic book source material.

Book vs. Film: Very Bore-y Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark

Column by Peter Derk August 12, 2019
An extremely professional and not at all drunken review of 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.'

Book vs. Miniseries: "Catch-22"

Column by Max Booth III June 12, 2019
Maybe this should have remained a short story.

Book vs. Films: "The Birds"

Column by Christopher Shultz May 13, 2019
In honor of Daphne du Maurier's birthday, let's take a look at one of her most famous short stories, the Hitchcock film that eclipsed it, and two other adaptations virtually no one knows about.

Comics vs. Television: The Umbrella Academy

Column by BH Shepherd
A comparison of The Umbrella Academy TV show with its comic book origin.

Book vs. Film: "If Beale Street Could Talk"

Column by Christopher Shultz February 21, 2019
Barry Jenkins's follow up to "Moonlight" is a beautiful and faithful adaptation of James Baldwin's novel — with one key change.

Book vs. Film: "Bird Box"

Column by Christopher Shultz December 28, 2018
How does Susanne Bier's Netflix film stack up to Josh Malerman's debut novel?

Book vs. Film: 'Die Hard'. Plus An End To The Christmas Movie Debate

Column by Peter Derk
'Die Hard': A terrible book, great movie, and raging Christmastime debate.

Wait, 'A Christmas Story' Was A Book?

Column by Peter Derk
The tale of Jean Shepherd and his Christmas reminiscences is weird and wonderful.

Book vs. Films: "The Haunting Of Hill House"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How do the three screen adaptations of Shirley Jackson's seminal haunted house novel stack up to their source material?

Books vs. Miniseries: 'The Stand'

Column by Christopher Shultz September 24, 2018
Does 'The Stand' miniseries do the novel justice, or is it like a bastard, sniveling half-sibling; a disappointment compared to the first-born child?

Book vs. Miniseries: "Sharp Objects"

Column by Max Booth III September 11, 2018
Gillian Flynn is amazing and here's why.

Book vs. Film: "The Little Stranger" - When Interpretation Goes Too Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer September 5, 2018
How does the movie version of "The Little Stranger" stand up to the brilliance of Sarah Waters' beloved gothic novel?

Book vs. Film: "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Column by Karis Rogerson
The adaptation is not a perfect match to the book. It's a new creation, a sister, and perfect in its own way.

Book vs. Film: 'Black Klansman' vs. 'BlacKkKlansman'

Column by Max Booth III
A look at Spike Lee's new film and its source material.