Example sentences for: directorial

How can you use “directorial” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Helen Mirren, playing the evil Mrs. Tingle, rises above the weak material--which only makes the film "even more painful" to watch (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). One critic dissents: Kevin Thomas, the Los Angeles Times ' always easy-to-please critic, flouts conventional wisdom and calls the film a "knockout directorial debut."

  • The plot--father comes to love adopted son--is familiar; the "directorial style is unobtrusive and free of flourishes" (Elliott Stein, Village Voice ). Director Jan Sverak "really knows how to give it that warm, ironic Mittel Europa charm and subtlety," says Kevin Thomas in the Los Angeles Times . "[S]entiment with sly political humor," says Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal . The Voice 's Stein predicts that it will become "this year's Il Postino ." (Miramax plugs Kolya at its site, where you can download video and stills.)

  • Surely this was a directorial decision designed only to provide the most appealing shots, frequently down the front of Gwyneth Paltrow's dress.

  • Playwright David Mamet's fifth cinematic directorial effort--which, like his House of Games and Homicide , concerns a big con--is declared his best.

  • Actor Gary Oldman's directorial debut about a dysfunctional South London family is praised for avoiding the moralizing mawkishness of the typical British working-class drama.


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