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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

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A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

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Dan Gilroy

Writer:

Dan Gilroy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo ... Rhodora Haze
Zawe Ashton ... Josephina
Tom Sturridge ... Jon Dondon
Toni Collette ... Gretchen
Natalia Dyer ... Coco
Daveed Diggs ... Damrish
John Malkovich ... Piers
Billy Magnussen ... Bryson
Alan Mandell Alan Mandell ... Dease
Mig Macario ... Cloudio
Nitya Vidyasagar ... Gita
Sedale Threatt Jr. ... Ed
Keith Bogart ... Husband at Art Basel Will Call
Sofia Toufa ... Wife at Art Basel Will Call
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A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

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From the writer and director of "Nightcrawler" See more »


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Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the third film that's written and directed by Dan Gilroy. See more »

Goofs

When Jake Gyllenhaal is at the eye doctors, the settings of the phoropter head in front of his eyes makes no sense. Only eye doctors and optometrists would be able to notice this. See more »

Quotes

Voice: [Morf hearing voices] Undoubtedly one of the worst exhibits of contemporary art history. Piece for piece, it's the biggest waste of steel since the Titanic.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, Piers is creating art in the sand. See more »

Connections

References Spit Earth: Who is Jordan Wolfson? (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Is Speaking
Written by Jonathan Meiburg, Emily Cross and Daniel Duszynski
Performed by Loma
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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An interesting art-world satire with horror overtones and a stellar cast.
2 February 2019 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

An interesting art-world satire with horror overtones and a stellar cast that performed great.

The directing was exceptionally good, with fantastic imagery and creative camera shots.

The concept of the story was well done, as were the S/VFX, but the writing was a little all over the place, choppy and too ambitious with its 113 min run time, although the pacing was decent.

A unique film with excellent performances. Would I recommend it? If you're the artsy type and enjoy horror film. Would I see it again? No.

It's a 7/10 from me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Velvet Buzzsaw See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Netflix See more »
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Dolby Atmos

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1.85 : 1
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