As far as micro budget sci-fi goes this is pretty solid. Inventive, very well shot, acted and eerily scored. A quaint throwback to 1950s Twighlight zone or Outer limits with an interesting story, It captures the “ golly g” chipper tone without veering into corny. There are certainly moments where it’s limitations are clear( like a couple moments where the screen literally goes black) some so color grading and post film grain, it can meander a bit, but there are some really well helm tense sequences that honestly had me glued to the screen. The film is certainly better than the shit poster.
This would be a great companion piece to Crumb. Watch both back to back then take a nice long shower. It’s one of those films that is just so perfect on every level. Especially the writing, honestly one of the best written movies I’ve seen in quite a while. Everyone performance is excellent especially David Thewllis as Johny who brings to life one the most captivating character studies I’ve ever seen. Definitely gonna check out more Mike Leigh because this absolutely floored me.