Grimy locations, a cast of unglamorous unknowns and a virtually non-existent budget all work in favor of this downbeat tale of a basically decent ex-con who can't win for losing. After serving close to 10 years for beating a man nearly to death during a stick-up, gun-runner and petty thief Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) is ready to start over. He's earned early parole for good behavior and all he wants is to get a job, settle down and lead the closest thing he can to a normal life. But first Virgil must spend a few tightly supervised weeks at a Brooklyn halfway house before he can be fully released. Virgil's eager to follow the rules, but his new roommate, Manny (Anthon...