Toni Collette and Rene Russo in Velvet Buzzsaw, image courtesy of Netflix
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.
Zawe Ashton and Jake Gyllenhaal, image courtesy of Netflix