Yes, the Brad Pitt drama, based on Michael Lewis’ best-seller about Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, is a baseball movie. But it’s also an underdog story about the power of dedication.
The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach’s winning debut novel, about a talented college shortstop with a promising future who suddenly loses his mojo, is more about the characters than the sport they play.
On the new TV series, Maria Bello — assuming Helen Mirren’s role from the gritty British classic — plays a no-nonsense New York City detective trying to work in a field heavily dominated by men.
The End of the Wasp Season
Scottish detective Alex Morrow — pregnant with twins — gets assigned to a brutal murder case in a book that’s equal parts police procedural and psychological thriller.