In the Critics this week

The best books of 2010, Ryan Gilbey on this year's Palme D'Or winner and Will Self on anti-depressan

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In this week's magazine, critics and friends of the New Statesman select their best books of 2010. Amongst many interesting choices, we have those of Ed Miliband, Bianca Jagger, John Lanchester, Robert Skidelsky, Margaret Drabble, Jon Snow, Alain de Botton, John Gray, Peter Hain, Fatima Bhutto, Andrew Andonis, Anne McElvoy, Craig Raine, Paul Muldoon, Roy Hattersley, Emma Donoghue, A C Grayling, Ken Livingstone, Julie Myerson and Jonathan Coe.

In this week's film review Ryan Gilbey finds that Weerasethakul's Palme D'Or winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives speaks in a new cinematic language. Rachel Cooke thinks that Jimmy McGovern's new BBC drama Accused has been scuppered by an overdose of Catholic guilt, whilst Sanjoy Roy enjoys a piecemeal retrospective for American choreographer, Trisha Brown, at the Dance Umbrella Festival.

William Wiles writes about the enduring legacy of David Lynch's cult television series, Twin Peaks and Antonia Quirke is impressed by a fine (and timely) radio documentary on political marches. Will Self rounds up the section this week by looking at the worrying rise in the use of anti-depressants.

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