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Review: Uncle Frank

Year: 2020 Runtime: 95 minutes Director: Alan Ball Writer: Alan Ball Actors: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Stephen Root, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Jane McNeill By Joan Amenn All families have secrets. Some stay hidden for generations, and some come to light with the death of a loved one who made it imperative to hide the truth. “Uncle Frank” (2020) may start some discussions … Continue reading Review: Uncle Frank

Review: Buffaloed

“Buffaloed” (2020) is a tricky beast to categorize.  It’s a dark comedy with some truly stark social commentary about debt in America and socioeconomics.  Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) is a hustler.  She always has some form of income stream to try to get her way out of poverty in Buffalo, NY.  After her father’s death, her family are plagued by debt-collection calls. Her mother (Judy Greer) is resigned to this way of life, but Peg is not.

Peg is crass, determined, smart, cunning.  She will rope her brother (Noah Reid) into her endeavours.  But it is her hustle that gets her time behind bars.  Once out of the clinker, Peg runs into the same issues as most re-entering: employment.  Peg finds herself in debt thanks to legal fees and the scam she ran. She finds herself being called by a collector and smooth talks her way into becoming a debt collector herself for a local professional hustler, Wizz (Jai Courtney). Continue reading Review: Buffaloed