Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
I’ve seen a few reviews for this film talking about “satire” and using big words to say that they didn’t like this film. I’m probably in the last 10 per cent of people that really enjoyed this film, and I’m finding it hard to agree with the critics about it.
There are two main reasons for this. The first is that this film is a Dan Gilroy movie and he both wrote and directed this. And I’ve been a huge fan ever since his work on Nightcrawler which was a pretty intense experience for me. The first time I watched it, I was blown away by its brutality and boldness. Dan Gilroy is very good at delivering the content you can lose yourself in. The second reason is Jake Gyllenhaal. I think it’s fair to say that I’m a big fan. He’s an actor that I think is on the verge of doing something massive – and I am still a little bitter he got ignored entirely for his role as Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler, but anyway, back to Velvet Buzzsaw.