Example sentences for: absurdist

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  • To more absurdist comedy?

  • Maybe then he'd view Guadalcanal not in an absurdist vacuum (the soldiers come, they kill and are killed, they leave) but in the larger context of a war that was among the most rational (in its aims, if not its methods) fought in the last several centuries.

  • In his book The Essential Talmud , rabbi and scholar Adin Steinsaltz recounts a famous absurdist parody: A rabbi asked his disciple why the letter peh (p

  • 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.

  • 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.)


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