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Mackenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart star in Hulu's holiday film Happiest Season. Hulu hide caption

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British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the first Star Wars trilogy, poses with a fan dressed in a Darth Vader costume during a Star Wars convention on April 27, 2013. On Sunday morning, Prowse's management company shared the news of his death at age 85. Thierry Zoccolan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The big family in The Happiest Season includes Burl Moseley, Alison Brie, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Holland, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. (Whew!) Hulu hide caption

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Glenn Close and Amy Adams star in the film adaptation of the 2016 book Hillbilly Elegy. Lacey Terrell/Netflix hide caption

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Vocalist Linda Ronstadt is the subject of the film Linda and the Mockingbirds. Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds

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Malachi Kirby (standing) plays activist Darcus Howe in Mangrove, the first film in Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology. Kieron McCarron/Amazon Prime Video hide caption

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'Small Axe': A Searing Portrait Of Racism And A Community's Will To Survive

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The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special reunites Finn, Rey, Poe, Rose and Chewie for a joyous feast on Life Day. Disney+ hide caption

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"I feel proud of myself now, as a 45-year-old woman, to have just played a role in which ... my age really shows on my face," says Kate Winslet. She plays British paleontologist Mary Anning in the new film Ammonite. Neon hide caption

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Kate Winslet's 'Ammonite' Takes On Paleontology, Patriarchy And Passion

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Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star as Mary Anning and Charlotte Murchison in Ammonite. Neon hide caption

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Heartbreaking And Hopeful, 'Ammonite' Is A Wind-Swept Tale Of Forbidden Love

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Sean Connery was the blueprint for James Bond, pictured here in Goldfinger. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Aaron Sorkin revisits an infamous 1969 trial in The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix. "We thought the film was plenty relevant last winter when we were making it," Sorkin says. "We didn't need it to get more relevant, but it did." Niko Tavernise/Netflix hide caption

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In 'Chicago 7,' Aaron Sorkin Sees Chilling Parallels Between '68 Summer And Today

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Sean Connery, pictured in Amsterdam during the 1971 filming of Diamonds Are Forever, played James Bond in seven movies. Jack Kay/Getty Images hide caption

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Sean Connery, Actor And The Original James Bond, Dies At 90

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Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh with a poster of South Africa's Nelson Mandela, in a scene from the Nasrin documentary. Floating World Pictures hide caption

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'Nasrin' Documentary Spotlights Life And Work Of Jailed Iranian Human Rights Lawyer

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City Hall tags along as Boston mayor Marty Walsh attends various appointments and public appearances — including this meeting about violent crime. Courtesy of Zipporah Films hide caption

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An Action-Packed Doc About Local Government? It's All In Wiseman's 'City Hall'

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Borat returns in the pithily titled sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Amazon Studios hide caption

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Anne Hathaway plays the Grand High Witch in the new adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches. Daniel Smith/Warner / HBO hide caption

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