middlebrow

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middlebrow

Neither particularly intelligent and refined nor particularly uncultured or crude in style, content, or quality. I used to pride myself on my refined tastes when I was in college, but they've become positively middlebrow since I settled down as an adult. It's an inoffensive, middlebrow film aimed at middle-class parents in need of a few hours' distraction.

middlebrow

mod. middle-class; average or mediocre. (Between highbrow and lowbrow.) She has average middlebrow tastes and drives a midsized Chevrolet.
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The "middle brow" art of photography violates painting on a grand scale in Manet's scandalous work.
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Though Fiedler did interpret popular novels and movies (Marjorie Morningstar was made into a big Hollywood film starring Natalie Wood) and television shows (Gunsmoke and Wyatt Earp) as derived from the great American myths, he nevertheless used the terms "low brow," "middle brow" and "high brow," with a marked admiration of the "high brow," in a way that would today, when such distinctions are seen to be a form of rigid class system, be considered incorrect.
He is now banking on two movies in 2017, one the middle brow Hello Zindagi where Alia Bhatt plays the heroine.
Those who rate a movie's success by the amount of tear-soaked tiss ue will vote this a definite winner in the middle brow sob superleague.
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Only Akshay goes on, reinventing himself, from action to comedy, from commercial to middle brow. His latest movie Airlift, which has the unusual story of Indians being evacuated from Kuwait after the Iraq invasion of 1990, said to be the largest such operation of transporting 70,000 people.
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