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  • LFO

    LFO

    ★★★★

    Imagine if you discovered a way to hypnotise people to obey your every command. Would you use this ability to help others or to take advantage of them? This is the ethical quandary explored in Swedish sci-fi comedy LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) when Robert (Patrik Karlsson), a man experimenting with sound waves in his home made basement laboratory, uncovers a method of hypnotising and controlling others by exposing them to a certain frequency. Initially, Robert tries to manipulate his own…

  • The Kidnapping

    The Kidnapping

    ★★★★

    Set high in the Swiss Alps, Rapt was filmed on location where director Dimitri Kirsanoff used the impressive backdrop to create a visually engaging and arresting picture, befitting of such a beautiful location. Here is where two different cultures separated by the highlands collide; French speaking Catholics and German speaking Protestants, in an astonishing adaptation of a book by the Swiss author Charles Ferdinand Ramuz entitled La Separation des Races.

    Hans and his fiancee Elsa reside in this stunning part…

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  • Taste of Fear

    Taste of Fear

    ★★★★

    Hammer horror films are synonymous with all things gothic and macabre; traditional horror tales featuring gloomy castles and stereotypical villains that perhaps haven’t dated so well and occasionally veer into camp territory. This is by no means a comment on the quality of the studio’s output but a reflection on how far the horror genre has come since one if its defining eras, as the once shocking moments can often seem tame in comparison to the violence, gore and relentless…

  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★

    Angst: ' a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.' The feeling of dread and anxiety you will experience when watching Gerald Kargl's masterpiece will undoubtedly leave even the most desensitised viewers unsettled. Angst is Kargl's only feature film, and what an incredible film it is, portraying the brutal, murderous rampage of a twisted killer in a style that left an indelible mark on extreme…