The actor Jake Gyllenhaal always surprises with his interpretations, since he is someone who really gives himself to his work, as he demonstrated in the film Horror Velvet Buzzsaw and that was released exclusively for Netflix in January 2019.
With a limited production cost, only $ 21 million, the director and screenwriter And Gilroy delivered a fascinating story in which he mixed horror and comedy, while developing a satire on the art world.
The cast was made up of first-rate actors and actresses, as was the case Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Natalia Dyer. Although the premiere was scheduled solely for Netflix, Velvet Buzzsaw made his debut in the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where he surprised the attendees by the topic he tackles in an intelligent way.
What is Velvet Buzzsaw about?
In the ruthless world of the art trade, Josephina (Yours Ashton) accidentally finds a real treasure: an old clandestine artist who, after passing away, leaves behind a wonderful collection of paintings with the express wish that they be destroyed.
Determined to make a good profit out of them, Josephina begins exposing them to some of the industry greats, including her boss Rhodora Haze (Rene Russo), the art critic Morf Vandewalt (Jake Gyllenhaal), and art collectors Gretchen (Toni Collette).
Although the artist’s work wins the admiration of the general public for its incredible lines, it also awakens something imperceptible and sinister that threatens to punish those who have benefited from his work.
Velvet Buzzsaw received generally positive reviews from film critics, who applauded the performance of Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Toni Collette, mainly, while they considered that the director Dan Gilroy managed to intelligently introduce acting into the art world.
However, users of Google They were shown with mixed opinions, as some reported that they did not understand the film, while others found it entertaining.
So that you form your own opinion and if you have not seen Velvet Buzzsaw, we recommend that you enjoy it during this weekend on the platform of Netflix, since in addition to having fun it will also start some scares with its plot.