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Joining a recent trend in stark, ultra-violent westerns, “The Duel” takes the slow-burn route for its developing tensions. The feature is directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith, who last helmed “Wish You Were Here,” a riveting character-driven chiller, returning to a mood of suspicion with this unsettling study of control and seduction. “The Duel” has plenty of atmosphere and strong performances, and it works when locked into intimate power plays and tough-guy stare downs. Editing isn’t kind to the film, which feels rushed in places, awkwardly shaped to bring the movie down to a manageable size. For those capable of working past such strangeness at times, there’s plenty to admire about the effort, which hits genre highlights while remaining in a dark place. Read the rest at


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