There’s something pitch black, oily and gross flowing through the veins of Starry Eyes. It betrays the optimism evoked by the title and it trickles out through the pores of this impressive and sinister feature about deleterious ambition from directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. This lifeblood is paramount to Starry Eyes’ success. It makes this angry indie effort about Hollywood a truthful, grotesque and flat-out disturbing piece. Juggling both that aforementioned ambition and the film’s grotesque nature is Alex Essoe who turns in finely-tuned performance as the anxious and slightly unhinged Sarah.