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Here are Bob Mondello's picks for the year's best 10 films

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Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth and Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga in director Robert Eggers' Viking epic The Northman. Aidan Monaghan/© 2021 Focus Features, LLC hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour team points out 2021's best films and TV shows

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, offers a unique depiction of motherhood. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal explores the difficulty of motherhood in her directorial debut

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Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence in Don't Look Up. Niko Tavernise/Netlfix hide caption

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A page from the book The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley with photography by Regis and Kahran Bethencourt. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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Kids need to see themselves reflected in media. Here are some recommendations

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In 'Parallel Mothers,' Almodóvar hitches unruly passions to women and family

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How film has shaped the American image of democracy

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Maggie Gyllenhaal explores the honesty of being a mother in her directorial debut

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Filmmaker John Waters puts his own spin on Christmas

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Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and Vanessa Hudgens starring in The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star. Mark Mainz/NETFLIX © 2021/Mark Mainz/NETFLIX © 2021 hide caption

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The holiday movie machine

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