In Wild Canaries, Lawrence Michael Levine's breezy take on a bumbling detective story, the trouble seems to begin when Barri (Sophia Takal) discovers the dead body of her downstairs neighbor Sylvia (Marylouise Burke) and, despite doctors declaring it a heart attack, immediately suspects Sylvia's son, Anthony (Kevin Corrigan), as a murderer. But, more than the death of the old woman downstairs, it's her husband Noah (Levine) who points to the actual issue at hand with his dismissive response to her suspicions.
The couple's relationship is splintering, due in part to Barri's stretch of unemployment, which is coming up on six months, and the tenuous status of Noah's own job. As a result, Noah has turned patronizing and disrespectful, Barri understandably frustrated and resentful. And so the detective work s...Read more