Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: A woman is dead, brutally murdered. But never mind her hopes and her dreams and, you know, her life. It is vitally important that we understand how a bunch of men feel about this, and how it might impact their hopes and dreams and lives.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of The Loft! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of The Loft.