This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Are you watching closely?
And so begins The Prestige, Christopher Nolan's masterpiece. Now, the man has made a few rather good movies so this as a claim is remarkable, but nevertheless warranted. Why?
After we're told to watch closely we're explained how a magic trick works. The pledge, the turn and the prestige. Show the audience something and make it seem entirely ordinary. Do something extraordinary. Reset things to the new state you desire; different to before, having undergone remarkable…