My streaming gem: why you should watch Animal Factory

The latest in our series of writers highlighting underseen movies is a recommendation for Steve Buscemi’s tough, well-acted prison dramaSteve Buscemi is one of our most prolific actors, which is perhaps why his directorial output seems so comparatively, frustratingly slender.

Though augmented by a fair amount of television (including episodes of both The Sopranos and 30 Rock), he’s helmed only four feature films, the most recent dating clear back to 2007.

He began modestly, with an inaugural effort, Trees Lounge, that’s about what you’d expect from the indie stalwart: a seriocomic, Jarmuschian character study, laid-back and intimate.Related: My streaming gem: why you should watch Atlantics

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