Just had my mind semi-blown by a movie called Sam Was Here/Nemesis. I don't know how better to describe it than Silent Hill in the desert. The first half hour is very slow, but very unsettling regardless. Our main character Sam basically spends the first half hour wandering around an empty, filthy town, looking for someone to hawk his wares to. And I feel this is what really establishes the tone of the film. Sam himself says it best: the town is broken and you really get a sense of that.
I call it Silent Hill in the desert because even though it's not an adaptation, it really touches very, very close to the same themes of Silent Hill 2 if you happen to read into the film that way. And that's one nice thing about it - it's a film that's pretty open to interpretation. Personally, I feel the film is too metaphorical to be read literally and I prefer it that way.
There are some nice touches throughout. The only companionship he really has is the radio which seems to get more antagonistic as the film marches on. And while it doesn't have the best cinematography, it does have some excellent images. I would compare it in that regard to Breaking Bad of all things. And then there's the score by Christine which works extremely well. The easiest comparison to make is the synth score from Stranger Things, but it definitely isn't ripping anyone off. You can check it out here https://sheischristine.bandcamp.com/album/sam-was-here-original-soundtrack
It's not really a film with any easy answers and clearly from the IMDb rating, it's definitely not for everyone. There's some subtext in there that's pretty uncomfortable and the violence feels pretty brutal. I don't even know if I would call it a great film but it's one that I'm glad I watched and it definitely gets my recommendation.