Remi Malek cements his status as an actor to watch in "Buster's Mal Heart," a disturbing indie thriller that plays out mostly in the main character's sleep-deprived head.
Malek, the star of USA Network's "Mr. Robot," plays Buster, a shaggy-haired hermit who breaks into and temporarily lives in unused vacation homes in the mountains of Montana. The local sheriff (Toby Huss) has been on his trail for a while and may finally have him cornered in a cave.
Writer-director Sarah Adina Smith's elliptical story flashes back to Buster's previous life. Once he was Jonah, a clerk working the graveyard shift in a Montana hotel, trying to make ends meet for his loving wife, Marty (Kate Lyn Sheil), and their 2-year-old daughter.