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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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From the writer and director of "Nightcrawler" 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:

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The term "velvet buzzsaw" has an explicitly sexual origin, related to cunnilingus. 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

Morf Vandewalt: The admiration I had for your work has completely evaporated.
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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 »

Soundtracks

Sleeping on My Own
Written by Geoffroy Sauve and Max-Antoine Gendron
Performed by Geoffroy
Courtesy of Bonsounds Records
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Velvet Buzzkill
13 February 2019 | by jackgdemossSee all my reviews

I prepared myself well for Velvet Buzzsaw. Jake Gyllenhaal starring in what promises to be a drama/mystery instantly peaked my interest, and I scurried over to reddit to check out the trailer. I was fortunate to notice the top comment warning viewers not to watch past the 1 minute mark if they want to avoid spoilers. In retrospect, I wish I had seen the full trailer because I would have at least seen the cheese fest coming. Velvet Buzzsaw builds its characters well and maintains an intriguing plot only to rip it all to shreds with frankly cringey final destination-esque scenes. The final scene of the film left a particularly sour taste in my mouth, but I maintain my optimism that Jake G. will soon reclaim his role as master of thrills.


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