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In this week's Culture Gabfest, Dan Kois, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discuss Somewhere, the latest film by director Sofia Coppola; then Stephen Metcalf joins Dana and June from his snowy lair to talk about the best TV shows of the year and New Year's resolutions—what's the point?
Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:
Dana's review of Somewhere in Slate.
Watch the trailer for Sofia Coppola's latest film here.
Read the round up of reviews on Coppola's Somewhere, including in the New York Times, LA Weekly, MovieFone, and the Daily Beast.
June's Top TV Shows of 2010 (in no particular order)
The Culture Gabfest weekly endorsements:
June's pick: The Basque-language film 80 Egunean.
Steve's pick: The upstate New York bakery Wild Hive Farm and the Web site Arts & Letters Daily.
Dana's pick: Tove Jansson's children's book Who Will Comfort Toffle.
Outro: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix's "Love Like a Sunset, Pt.1" from the Somewhere soundtrack.
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