Vampires & Horror

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Velvet Buzzsaw

Paintings and sculptures by an unknown artist take the lives of those who get too greedy.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Monkey
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Fire
Robot: 
Android
Object: 
Painting
Statues: 
Sculpture
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To a fine art!
6
5.04
8
8
2
2
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, John Malkovich; how could this possibly go wrong? Well, for one thing, like its characters, Velvet Buzzsaw is eccentric, superficial, and artistically pretentious. The first half is very chatty and stylistic, with dialogue mostly targeted a vague stuff, mostly paintings. Every set piece is filled with eye candy, though. This is a beautiful movie.
This is an ode to classic and modern art, and their industry. The concept of possessed paintings and sculptures isn’t new, but rarely has it been approached with such ambition and a budget this size. The morale of the story: don’t be greedy, or else! The main problem with this film is that it’s not exactly mainstream. The target audience is minuscule.
Like some recent movies in the same vein, with big names and emphasis on photography, Velvet Buzzsaw probably deserves an Academy Award. Some will like it for its drama, and some for the fact that it turns into a slasher flick passed the forty-minute mark. How the creators managed to get an elite cast like this one in a glorified slasher is the film’s greatest mystery.
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