Little Birds is a tragic tale in which the poor stay poor, government stays out of the business of welfare, and a legitimate rape at the film’s climax does not lead to pregnancy. What a perfect film to accompany this week’s GOP convention! Too bad it’s a morbid bore that never soars high above its bleak landscape.
Actress Susan Tyrrell wasn't your typical Oscar-nominee. The unconventional screen star, who gained a cult following for her Academy Award-nominated portrayal of a barfly in John Huston's 1973 film, Fat City, as well as her role opposite Johnny Depp in John Waters' 1990 musical, Cry-Baby, died in her sleep on Sunday in her Austin, Texas home at the age of 67.