It's impossible to take your eyes off Sophia Takal when she's on the screen. In Wild Canaries, she buzzes with such excited, manic energy that you feel like the whole rhythm of the movie is dependent on her. And in a way, it is. The film follows her character Barri, who leads her fiance and her friends on a wild goose chase for a potential murderer in their apartment building.
Watching Takal, she's got the sweetness of Audrey Hepburn and ferocity of Katharine Hepburn, which is perfect for a film that feels like a love letter to old screwball comedies. It's only a matter of time before Hollywood swoops her up.—Tara Aquino