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Short Takes: Movie listings and reviews for April 27

April 27th, 2017

Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.

  • Aries: Take advantage of opportunities to make deals and forge win-win situations.

  • Peel away all that polyester, and it feels as timeless as Gatsby.

  • Also, the College of Southern Nevada’s dance troupe takes on Frankenstein.

  • Acclaimed 2016 LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter established her as a fiercely confessional presence indebted to—but not beholden to—vintage country.

  • The “plot” is (very) loosely inspired by the films, but don’t expect a man’s story.

  • Doree Shafrir, senior culture writer at Buzzfeed, has written a novel of manners for the digital age.

  • The somber, oppressive tone extends to the performances and the writing, but the worst thing about American Gods is its absurdly slow pace.

  • The show has a point to make, but part of that point is simply to depict the lives of people who are too often relegated ...

  • Director J.D. Dillard brings nothing particularly fresh to the material, staging violent confrontations that feel unerringly phony.

  • The Vegas quintet has dealt with illness, job loss, a miscarriage, band member departures and deaths.

  • The first track from the latest EP fuses groovy analog keys a là The Doors with classic Americana before launching into a glorious slow jam.

  • Guardians, aliens, apes and … emojis?

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