All picks and predictions are suggestions only.
The feisty bird taunts and attacks the grief-stricken Lilly.
It showcases their hardships and struggles, all while trying to pull at our emotions.
The film's central emotional drama isn't just undercut by a subplot in which Melissa McCarthy repeatedly gets attacked by a bird, but by its lack of understanding for the lingering effects of grief.
Before joining the Tribune she was a freelance writer and theater critic.
The Starling is for adults.