Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Robert Machoian
Cast: Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi, Chris Coy, Avery Pizzuto, Arri Graham, Ezra Graham, Jonah Graham, Bruce Graham, Barbara Whinnery, Noah Kershisnik, John Billings, Jeremy Davis, Nicole Hawkins
Runtime: 84Plot: David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Eventually, we meet David's wife, Niki (Sepideh Moafi) and her lover Derek (Chris Coy). The couple also have four children. Machoian's dry technique does eventually bring the viewer into the tale, but, the drama has to be seen on more an intellectual than a gut level. There are closeups, but, they are rarely employed purely for visceral impact.
KILLING OF TWO LOVERS is as cold and chilly as the wintry Utah setting. And, yet, it works on its own level -- just don't expect a neat and tidy resolution. Machoian aims to leave the viewer with the same unease as he begins with.