‘The Integrity of Joseph Chambers’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022
Continuing the brooding examination of men put to the test that they began in
The Killing of Two Lovers
writer-director Robert Machoian and lead actor Clayne Crawford reteam on
The Integrity of Joseph Chambers
, a morality tale in which the threat to the protagonist’s family
this time is the direct result of his own actions.
The new film doesn’t match the tightly wound narrative complexity or power of its predecessor
nor does it escape the occasional feel of actor-y self-indulgence.
But the artistic rigor of the undertaking remains striking, as does
the invaluable contribution of Danish sound designer Peter
Albrechtsen in sculpting the disquieting atmosphere.