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.
What happens to the strength and stability of a normal, nuclear American family that just can’t find enough quality time to spend together after they all survive a plane crash on a rare family vacation, become exposed to some reality-altering plant (no, not that one), and consequently acquire various supernatural powers? I know this may seem like a question you ask yourself every day, but it also just so happens to be the premise of ABC’s new hour-long dramedy, No Ordinary Family.
Artistic integrity and raw talent are the primary focus in a world where the performing arts and musical excellence are considered to be amongst of the most important things in life. Kevin Tancharoen adapts his new film, a remake of the 1980 Alan Parker cult favorite, to follow several characters through their journey from freshman to senior year amidst the chaos of New York City.