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Magic & Misdirection: Watching Closely in The Prestige

“Are you watching closely?” The first line in Christopher Nolan’s 2006 magic-imbued mystery The Prestige is a provocative invitation to look, but not a promise that you’ll see anything of significance if you do. Based on a 1995 novel by sci-fi/fantasy writer Christopher Priest, the film is a circuitous odyssey …

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Prometheus: The Evolution of a Mythos

Modern prequels to films that have created a universe of their own have had a rough go of it, specifically one that has as unique a universe as Ridley Scott’s Alien series. I’m not even sure that I could name a horror prequel (or reboot for that matter) that’s been …

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