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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

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A supernatural force sets out to exact revenge against art profiteers attempting to exploit a series of paintings by an unknown artist.

Director:

Dan Gilroy

Writer:

Dan Gilroy
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Step Inside 'Velvet Buzzsaw'

At Sundance 2019, filmmaker Dan Gilroy and members of his Velvet Buzzsaw cast cut to the core of the Netflix thriller — and Gilroy's connection with star Rene Russo.

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Cast

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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Storyline

A supernatural force sets out to exact revenge against art profiteers attempting to exploit a series of paintings by an unknown artist.

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artist | satire | murder | death | gay | See All (73) »

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All art is dangerous. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Gilroy, who calls himself "a contemporary-art aficionado who doesn't collect", went down a rabbit hole of research about the contemporary art world, working with multiple advisors during the course of process of writing and filming. See more »

Goofs

Where Jon Dondon (Tom Sturridge) is filing away the contents of Ray Ruskinspear's private investigative report on Vetril Dease in a filing cabinet, Jon brings out his phone. The iPhone screen display shows an incoming call, yet when Jon swipes over to answer, he instead is leaving a voicemail on Morf Vandewalt's (Jake Gyllenhaal) voicemail. See more »

Quotes

Josephina: Go fuck yourself and lose my number!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in The Month in Movies: February 2019 (2019) See more »

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Keep It Left
Written by Martyn Zub and Una Eggerts
Performed by GirlvBoy
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Unique but was not strong enough to become great.
5 February 2019 | by iconichorror-73302See all my reviews

Velvet Buzzsaw is one of the most unique and ambitious horror idea I've seen in awhile. The paranormal slaying artwork was cool and it was filled with people I wanted to see killed. The unfortunate part is that there was no really likable characters, the only one that got close was John Malkovich but there was not enough scenes to save it. The movie is good but I feel it is going to divide horror fans . There are plenty off beautiful scenes and art and I am really trying to figure out why there were so many shots of eyes I am positive I'm missing something from that and that's why I feel it wont be received well. it has a sense of wonder about it and people today don't like that, they want everything force feed. I recommend giving this one a couple viewings on face book and discover. I personally enjoyed the film but it did not do enough to make a great horror just a good one.


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