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KILLING OF TWO LOVERS 2

Fans of spare filmmaking and developing mood are most likely to respond to the directorial ways of Robert Machoian, who offers a lot of observational time in “The Killing of Two Lovers.” Machoian also handles screenwriting duties, aiming for a small-scale drama about a broken household involving a husband and wife who don’t fully understand how to proceed with their dying relationship, creating a standoff situation of unspoken feelings and fears. This is not a highly charge study of marital distress, with Machoian taking his time to develop the characters and their hidden issues. He also works to create a lived-in feel for the location, adding a wintry chill to a tale about separation, and the helmer’s use of violence is genuinely shocking. It’s assured moviemaking with a compelling crisis to examine, but it’s not for those who demand a steady run of tension. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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