Horror films: not my thing! At the mere suggestion, I sit curled up covering my face, asking what’s happening now…what’s happening now?  The fact that all I knew about Velvet Buzzsaw was that it’s set in the art world can therefore account for the fact that I watched an entire horror film, by myself, last night.

Without giving too much away, I’ll say that it’s darkly funny, insider-y, and slightly gruesome (by my standards). And while Dan Gilroy’s newest work leans further into the territory of  campy send-up than white-knuckle terrorfest, it’s worth taking this disquieting descent into LA’s contemporary art world.

UNTITLED DAN GILROY FILM

 Zawe Ashton and Jake Gyllenhaal, image courtesy of Netflix