May 17, 2010

On the Critical List: Quotidian

"With its initial unhurried rhythms and emphasis on quotidian details — one gently sexy early scene shows Adam and his wife feeding each other watermelon — the film creates a misleading sense of calm, which makes the coming tragedy all the more devastating."— Manolo Blohnik, New York Times
Add "quotidian" to "limn" and "pitch-perfect" as a great example of a critic using too much cologne. What's the matter with "ordinary?" (A: It's too ordinary.)

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