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Sing Street

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There's a feeling I always get when I know I'm watching my favorite movie of the year. It's a feeling the theater has begun to shrink. The walls close in, in a comforting way, not a claustrophobic Hitchcock-zoom kind of way. Everything feels a little more focused, like it's just me and the screen. And I'm absolutely absorbed, possibly transported, but definitely transfixed. It's how I felt when I was watching Sing Street. And yes, I know it's not even June and yes, I know that's a bold statement, but I have a feeling it will still ring true in December. There have already been some very good movies out this year, a lot of mildly ok ones and some clunkers, which is par for the course when you have to make it through the January and February doldrums. But there hasn't yet been a movie that (if you'll pardon the pun) hits all the right notes. Even if you don't pardon the pun, I can't take it back now. Sing Street is the story of Conor, a te…