Written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith
Buster's Mal Heart was completed long before its star Rami Malek skyrocketed to fame as the complicated Elliot Alderson on USA's Mr. Robot. What is pure and evident from this sad yet endearing narrative is that Malek himself is in this acting game to take on some of the most challenging and fascinating roles we'll ever get to witness. This is what makes the comparisons between Buster's Mal Heart and Mr. Robot so much fun without ruining the film. These are two different characters yet when filmmaker Smith was asked at the Fantastic Fest filmmaker Q&A about the sort-of Mr. Robot nod, she responded, 'Where Mr. Robot is Man vs. The System, Buster's Mal Heart is Man vs. The Universe.'