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Friday, May 6, 2016

Movie Reviews: Sing Street, Civil War, Louder Than Bombs, The Invitation

April and the Extraordinary World

Posted By on May 6, 2016, 8:27 AM

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A new Marvel Comics movie may dominate the multiplexes, but a few other promising indie titles fill out the week at local theaters.

Director John Carney (Once) turns out more charming musical romance in Sing Street  (pictured), about a teenager in 1985 Dublin trying to impress his dream girl by starting a band. A steampunk-y alternate reality where 20th-century inventions never changed history drives the imaginative hand-drawn animation in April and the Extraordinary World. The slow-burn thriller and meditation-on-grief elements of The Invitation are both impressive individually, but sometimes clash with one another in this tale of friends ominously gathered at a Hollywood Hills dinner party.

MaryAnn Johanson finds the inarticulate grief in Joachim Trier's Louder Than Bombs too focused on the bad behavior of its emotionally stunted characters.

In this week's feature review, Captain America: Civil War delivers the comic-book fun, but still seems to exist largely to make sure other comic-book movies will continue to exist.

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