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Buster’s Mal Heart (2016), Sarah Adina Smith

This film gains a lot of points for its sheer audacity and because of Rami Malek’s great performance (though what is it with him playing characters of a different race, playing a Hispanic character here and with the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic?), proving Sarah Adina Smith has a knack for cinematics and a desire to experiment and redefine from behind the camera, but that eagerness is ultimately cut short due to problems with the overall plotting of this sci-fi jumble, with a twist that’s super easy to predict and with themes that end up upholding much more traditional points of view about how to live a “successful” or “happy” life than most likely intended in order to maintain the film’s limiting wackiness. 

Metacritic: 63, RT: 73%, IMDb: 6.3