New Indie Movies: 'The Killing of Two Lovers' and Other Gems

This week's new indies are slow burns. Find a seat and settle into the best new indie movies now available to watch in theaters or on-demand.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

New Indie Movies - Clayne Crawford in "The Killing of Two Lovers."

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This week's new indie movies take time but will deliver something impactful. There's some intense family drama, fright-fests, and revenge thrillers. Choose wisely, or catch them all. These are our picks of all the best newly available independent movies that you can watch right now.

  • Noovie's Indie Movie Pick: The Killing of Two Lovers
    Clayne Crawford in "The Killing of Two Lovers."

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    Last year's Sundance gem "The Killing of Two Lovers" is now available to watch in theaters and at home. David (Clayne Crawford), a family man, struggles as his world comes crashing down when his wife (Sepideh Moafi) separates. Even though they agree to see other people, it's not easy for David and he reaches his breaking point. "The Killing of Two Lovers" is a stark, slow burn of a drama that should keep you transfixed to the end.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

Drama / 2020

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  • The Djinn
    Ezra Dewey in "The Djinn."

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    The slow burns continue with this near-silent indie horror flick. Like a dark twist on Aladdin, a mute boy (Ezra Dewey in a breakout performance) summons a wish-granting demon and becomes trapped in his home. The film's timing following the end of Eid al-Fitr is made all the more creepy, as the titular Djinn is a spirit from Islamic and Arabian lore.

    • Where to watch: In theaters and on VOD
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    The Djinn

    Horror / 2021 / R

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  • There Is No Evil
    Kaveh Ahangar in "There Is No Evil."

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    Four stories of men faced with unthinkable choices comprise this controversial anthology from Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof. Drawn from his own experiences, Rasoulof's film revolves around the death penalty in Iran and had to be shot in secret. Powerful and poignant, "There Is No Evil" premiered to praise at last year's Berlin International Film Festival where it won the top prize, the Golden Bear. Despite the accolades, the Iranian government deemed this and two of Rasoulof's other films "propaganda against the system." Rasoulof was thus jailed and banned from leaving Iran and unable to attend the film's festival premiere.

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    There Is No Evil

    Drama / 2020

  • Oxygen
    Melanie Laurent in "Oxygen."

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    If the slow burns from this week's indie movies are leaving you up in smoke, then this new French thriller from Alexandre Aja ("Crawl") will leave you breathless (despite its title). Mélanie Laurent ("Inglourious Basterds") stars as a woman who suddenly wakes up in a cryogenic pod with no knowledge of who she is or how she got there. Her only companion is an A.I. named MILO (voice: Mathieu Amalric). It's a race against the clock as she has to figure out the who, what, where, when, why, and how of her predicament before the air runs out.

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    Oxygen

    Thriller / 2021

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  • Riders of Justice
    Mads Mikkelsen and cast in poster art for "Riders of Justice."

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    Following on from his award-winning turn in "Another Round," Mads Mikkelsen heats things up with this Danish revenge thriller. It's a typical story -- a man hunts down those responsible for slaying his wife. But if there's anything we know from Mikkelsen is that the man can bring the intensity. Certainly, Liam Neeson isn't the only European with a certain set of skills.

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    Riders of Justice

    Action / 2020

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Hot Indie Trailer: The Sparks Brothers

Director Edgar Wright makes his documentary debut with this profile of influential L.A. rock/pop duo Sparks. "The Sparks Brothers" premiered to praise at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

  • In theaters June 18th
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The Sparks Brothers

Music / 2021 / R

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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