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Parasite and Knives Out top Justin Chang's 2019 list of movie pairings. At left, Lee Sun-kyun and Cho Yeo-jeong play a wealthy couple whose hired help isn't quite what it seems in Bong Joon-ho's thriller, Parasite. Chris Evans (right) is a trust-fund playboy in Knives Out. Neon CJ Entertainment and Claire Folger/Lionsgate hide caption

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Double Feature: Critic Justin Chang Pairs His Favorite Films Of 2019

In a year where wealth, inequality and class rage were hot movie topics, few had more to say than Parasite and Knives Out — two films that seemed to be in conversation with each other.

Dan Stevens plays a young man who's haunted by the voices in his head in Legion. Kristen Bell explores what it means to be a good person on The Good Place. FX, NBC hide caption

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Nothing Beats 'The Good Place': David Bianculli Picks The Best TV Of 2019

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Parasite and Knives Out top Justin Chang's 2019 list of movie pairings. At left, Lee Sun-kyun and Cho Yeo-jeong play a wealthy couple whose hired help isn't quite what it seems in Bong Joon-ho's thriller, Parasite. Chris Evans (right) is a trust-fund playboy in Knives Out. Neon CJ Entertainment and Claire Folger/Lionsgate hide caption

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Double Feature: Critic Justin Chang Pairs His Favorite Films Of 2019

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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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