Example sentences for: absurdist

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  • Most critics like this "surprisingly genial and affecting comedy about the trials and tribulations of teenage rebellion during the Reagan '80s" (Jami Bernard, Daily News ). The title refers to two Salt Lake City punks whose tentative attempts at rebellion are more funny and halfhearted than seriously anarchistic: It's "an absurdist coming-of-age comedy" that's "better defined by its polish than by punk trappings" (Maslin, New York Times ). Some are not impressed with the film's watered down rebellion: "[T]his energetic but poorly structured, rather self-congratulatory look at spike-haired rebelliousness in mid-'80s Utah could strike unbiased viewers as more grating than gratifying," and the film "doesn't quite grasp how its slick, flashy package undermines any actual punk cred" it might have (Dennis Harvey, Variety ). (Brush up on your own punk cred by seeing how many of these bands you know.)

  • Critics applaud the selection of the absurdist Italian playwright, even while calling him the "most obscure Nobel winner" in years (David Streitfeld, the Washington Post ). Fo's work, especially Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970), is celebrated for combining trenchant left-wing satire with slapstick humor "reminiscent of vintage Marx Brothers" (Rick Lyman, the New York Times ). Conservative critics echo the Vatican, which condemned the choice of the anti-clericalist and ex-Communist as an act that "has surpassed all imagination."

  • and has kept The Hunter 's absurdist archetypal lingo--the crime syndicate goes by the name of "the Outfit"--but the film has no mythic resonances, and it has been photographed in a brackish, blue-tinted monochromatic style that's meant to be expressive but just looks cheap.

  • ), their relationship becomes a bleak, absurdist parody of all artists and their moneymen.

  • "[S]uccessful absurdist fiction," says New York 's David Denby.

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