Example sentences for: indie

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

  • is a striking countermelody to the junk that now passes as Top-40 rock" (Christopher John Farley, Time ). After years on the indie scene, the band is now receiving praise everywhere from Rolling Stone to Entertainment Weekly , whose Will Hermes asks, "Is Sleater-Kinney the greatest rock & roll band in America?"

  • art film par excellence" (Todd McCarthy, Daily Variety ). Critics like its dark humor and shadow-heavy style, deeming Aronofsky to be the "rare indie filmmaker who doesn't want to make hip romantic sitcoms" (Richard Corliss, Time ). Not all are impressed: The New York Times ' Stephen Holden calls the black-and-white hand-held camera style "awfully hard to watch."

  • The "indie" movement was but a trickle.

  • I used to think DeGeneres was funny, and I loved Anne Heche in the little indie film Walking and Talking back when she was just an alumna of the soap opera Another World . Now I think of them as entitlement queens who whine while their careers steam ahead.

  • "In 1997," Rafferty writes, "independent movie after independent movie arrived in theaters on waves of critical admiration, and moviegoers unaccustomed to the peculiar moral universe of indie-ness must have emerged from these experiences deeply perplexed: wondering, perhaps, how the reviewers who carped about studio films like Steven Spielberg's majestic, flawed Amistad could embrace wholeheartedly stuff as dubious as Deconstructing Harry , The Sweet Hereafter , Boogie Nights , [and] In the Company of Men ." Rafferty correctly identifies indie film's "air of smugness."


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