April is shaping up to be a great month for the arts! From big-budget, fun romps like The Super Mario Bros. Movie to timeless classics like Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, there is something for everyone on the silver screen. Meanwhile, rock fanatics are in for a treat as Metallica drops their new album this week.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic — April 5
Chris Pratt and Anya Taylor-Joy are voicing the iconic characters Mario and Princess Peach, respectively, in the much-awaited, animated adaptation of the popular game.
Una Vita Difficile, directed by Dino Risi — April 10, 13
This 1961 Italian comedy about post-World War II Italian society is this week’s revival at the Charles Theatre.
Shadow of a Doubt, directed by Alfred Hitchcock — April 10
A young girl is suspicious about the identity of her family’s charming guest. Experience this psychological thriller from the master of suspense as this week’s revival at the Senator Theatre.
Khufiya, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj — April 12
From one of the foremost filmmakers in India comes a gripping story of an intelligence agent, played by veteran actress Tabu, tracking down a mole. Available on Netflix.
Renfield, directed by Chris McKay — April 14
Nicolas Cage stars as Dracula, whose longtime aide Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) does not intend to stay by his side for much longer.
Dark Angel, written by John Sandford — April 11
Undercover agent Letty Davenport takes on a notorious, hacker group in the second installment of the series.
The End of the Road, written by Andrew Welsh Huggins — April 11
Settle in for a gripping story of crime and revenge, as a grief-stricken woman goes up against a gangster in central Ohio.
72 Seasons, by Metallica — April 14
Inspired by childhood and the act of growing up, rock band Metallica returns with their 11th studio album.
Never Enough, by Daniel Caesar — April 7
Canadian, rhythm-and-blues singer Daniel Caesar released his third album, influenced by folk and country music.