Archive for February 3rd, 2015

Movie Mayhem – The Loft

Red Herring’s (or, by definition, something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting) are a key component to any whodunit. When used well, they keep you guessing as you feverishly try to put the pieces together before the big reveal, which blows your mind because you never saw it coming even though the pieces were there. When done poorly, you either see the reveal coming a mile away, or the last act is a muddled, incomprehensible mess that makes everything that came before it completely pointless rather than gleeful trickery. The Loft relies heavily on red herrings to keep its narrative momentum moving, and though the end might come off a bit unsatisfying, none of them are wasted as the film stays mostly true to the characters its established. Read Full Review

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