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Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale) in Ford V Ferrari. Merrick Morton/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) shows off a diamond-encrusted Furby. A24 hide caption

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George MacKay as Lance Corporal Schofield in the film 1917. Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures hide caption

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Tom Hanks won the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2020 Golden Globes. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) and Amy (Florence Pugh) in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women. Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Merritt Wever and Toni Collette play two detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in the Netflix show Unbelievable. Beth Dubber/Netflix hide caption

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A Critic Returns To The Books, TV, Music And Movies He Didn't Get To In 2019

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March sisters Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), Jo (Saoirse Ronan) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) return to the screen in a new adaptation of Little Women. Wilson Webb/CTMG/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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'Little Women' Again? Greta Gerwig's Adaptation Is Both Faithful And Radical

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) returns in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. hide caption

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The Cave, The Farewell, Booksmart, Little Women, Hustlers and Fast Color (from left, starting in top row) all made NPR's favorite-movie list this year. National Geographic, Casi Moss/A24, Annapurna Pictures, Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures, Alison Cohen Rosa/STXfilms, Jacob Yakob/Codeblack Films hide caption

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Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Poe (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) take on the enemy one last time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Lucasfilms hide caption

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It was undeniably the year of Lizzo. Bill McCay/Getty Images for iHeartMedia hide caption

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