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Film Review - Collection


Marianna Palka has made some interesting movies lately, catching attention with efforts such as “Bitch” and “Egg.” They were character-driven tales of troubling behavior and mental strain, executed with sharp writing and performances, while Palka committed in full to a few wilder ideas, making memorable features during her career ascent. The helmer attempts to mount a larger picture with “Collection,” moving from indie film idiosyncrasy to a formulaic drama about financial woes handed to predatory debt collection figures, resulting in all kinds of relationship troubles. While watching “Collection,” one slowly gets the feeling the material (from screenwriter Todd M. Friedman) was meant to be something more expansive and meaningful, making sense of characters and their unexpected connections. Palka gets the endeavor going with engrossing displays of mental illness, but crude editing eventually kills whatever vision she originally had for the material. Read the rest at


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