"Like Minds" directed by Gregory Read [review]
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Like Minds is in many ways an intriguing and rather surprising film. A psychological thriller that takes the audience on a dark journey into territory occupied by disturbed adolescent minds, the film actually began its conceptual life as a documentary. Australian filmmaker Gregory Read, previously a director of acclaimed non-fiction features and shorts, was researching aberrant psychologies and the fascinating topic of gestalt therapy, with a view to making his next documentary about this dark and troubling subject. While conducting his research Read found himself increasingly fascinated by the idea that two potentially sociopathic individuals could, upon coming to know each other, form a murderous partnership whose capabilities far exceeded those of both separate individuals. While this in itself is not exactly a freshly-minted concept, Read has added, for Like Minds, an unusual subplot concerning arcane religious history and, of all things, the mythology of the Knights Templar.