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The notion of silence at the heart of the structure perhaps speaks of death for that is what it really represents or tries to embody and death can be banal and nothing else.
Early in his career, some critics characterized David Leavitt's writing style as timid and his depiction of gay life as banal.
Schaufuss has incorporated some barefoot dancing for the swans and Odile in his Swan Lake, but the choreography is mostly banal and fails to sustain interest even for the short duration.
A sound track that is painfully over-wrought rides roughshod over our nerves, as does the banal psychological and religious content, at best, adolescent.
While I am as sympathetic a reader as Klawitter is likely to find for his "homoerotic perspective" on Donne, I balked at occasionally tendentious and strained efforts to disprove that a female pronoun refers to a female lover, and at tonally insensitive, literalistic, and banal explications that see in "The Dampe" a negotiation between the narrator and his male lover for the "active" role in anal sex, or in meditations on the "short" life of desire a reference to inadequate penis size.
Banal but true: You love Chinese food, but an hour after you eat it, you're hungry again.
Call him banal or acerbic if you wish, but never accuse him of being anything other than agile.
While ``Kyle XY'' has plenty of material that makes it unsuitable for younger viewers (evocations of teen sex, underage drinking, masturbation and subtextual intimations of incest and gay sex), its abysmally banal dialogue, indifferent performances and lackluster plotting make it unfit for everyone else.
Jukka looked just as banal as Saddam getting his tonsils checked--the end of another long search.
While this building is not one of Shuhei Endo's most rigorous, responding to a fairly limited brief, on a charmless site, it nevertheless brings a moment of interest to an otherwise banal strip of less convincing commercial shop fronts.
Harry shoves himself into the center of the movie early on, metamorphosing into a scary tempest within the banal but nicely rendered teapot of a middle-class family on summer holiday.
In spite of her efforts, however, the production does not go beyond the limits of the obvious, or even of the banal, to fully justify the connection to Beckett.
With the quincentenary of Savonarola's death right around the corner, we should be seeing a spate of commemorative interest and material, ranging from the banal to the brilliant, from t-shirts to scholarly symposia and studies.
Free-associating is an important form of labor: impossible to measure yet extremely productive--of dreams, brilliant or banal thoughts, and other things.
while equally compelling musically, with excellent production (and an unnoticeable guitar cameo from pop star John Mayer), suffers from banal, offensive lyrics about a fantasy sex encounter.