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The ending is prolonged and to cynical adults may be mawkish.
We have little idea of the man, and the few moments of supposed emotion are mawkish and awkward.
The result seemed little more than a compendium of signifiers of Orientalism, and its incessant sound track, consisting of the loud and grating squawks of some goshawks in the Swedish zoo, was hardly conducive to any deeper meditation on the work's mawkish ideas.
From the mawkish melodramas of the 1950s underclass to the cult of the outlaw of the 1970s and the sex-and-violence-drenched blockbusters of the 1980s and 1990s where the only intelligent characters belong to minority groups.
The author was the last Chief Executive Officer of Cockatoo Island Dockyard, but he does not get mired in mawkish nostalgia, nor does he remove the affection he has for the island.
Schwartz, with his wide angle lens, is always close bur never mawkish.
The two pieces in this series are not mawkish or whiney but authoritatively point out the cost of ignoring the need for jobs for this segment of our population.
Despite an atrocious, embarrassingly mawkish American entry, Milwaukee Minnesota, the 42nd Critics' Week in general delivered both fine films and a measure of hope for the future of cinema.
When the Addams children don't conform, they're sent to the "Harmony Hut," a small, gingerbread-like cabin full of mawkish posters and decorations designed to transform a problem child into the typical Camp Chippewa camper.
The awful truth, though, is that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is little more than a hypertrophied Saturday morning cartoon, with the mawkish mayhem of Scooby Doo and the commercialized feel of an animated spinoff like Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or other kiddie fare created to market toys and other consumer products.
Thomas says that this statement was not mawkish pandering but a genuine expression of empathy.
While the world she creates is well imagined and self-contained, Germain takes her angels seriously, and so the novel sometimes borders on the mawkish and sentimental.
Moreover, Mullen refutes the still prevalent notions that the relationship of African Americans to Communism was at bottom antagonistic and that Popular Front culture was crude and mawkish.
It's a wildly entertaining and theatrically unconventional clown show, and it's also a deeply personal essay from the soul of a young gay artist that never lapses into mawkish confessionalism.
Surprisingly, this ending is neither mawkish nor flat.