The marketing for Sleight includes a quote calling the film "Chronicle meets Iron Man." Watching it, that comparison kind of makes sense, but it also sets up an unrealistic expectation versus what Sleight actually is.
The night The Force Awakens premiered in Hollywood, J.D. Dillard finished his first movie, Sleight. Those two events may sound unrelated, but not for Dillard. Without seeing the seventh Star Wars movie get made, Dillard wouldn't have been inspired to make his acclaimed film.
It doesn't get much better than David Cronenberg's The Fly, the 1986 remake of the sci-fi classic. That's a film that works in so many ways, it's silly to think anyone could do better. But if you had to try, a filmmaker who just made a movie about magic would be a good place to start.
Video: If you had a power that no one else had, when would you choose to unleash it? That seems to be one of the questions at the center of Sleight. The main character can do something amazing, but when to do it is the real problem.