by Armando Vanegas
First off, what the fuck was this supposed to be? I get that it’s supposed to be a commentary on the art world and a horror movie at the same time, but I literally don’t get what I’m supposed to get from it outside of that. There’s so many plot threads and downtime in between all the crazy parts that it causes the movie to have an inconsistent tone. Am I supposed to laugh or be scared or just think? Velvet Buzzsaw is a nearly 2 hour cocktease of a movie that has some interesting ideas, but it wants to tackle too much, and really ends up doing none of it very well. I understand the main idea though. There’s a lot of jaded pretentious art people. I got this right away and there was nothing new that the smartest comedies to even the most bottom of the barrel satires haven’t already done communicating that same idea. Art people are pretentious. It takes a large bulk of its run-time making sure we get that as we’re seeing a lot of these characters just living their life functioning around this world.
“All Art is Dangerous.” We reviewed Dan Gilroy’s (Nightcrawler) newest film, Velvet Buzzsaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.
“After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.”
by Kevin Muller
The Nun is the new entry in The Conjuring cinematic universe. It expands upon the legend of an evil spirit that takes the form of a hideous nun. The universe has been the go to for those who want to be dropped into a world of the supernatural, instead of one full of superheroes. Annabelle was the first standalone film based on the findings of real life couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. Of course, major liberties have been taken, but each of these films follow the same beats as the ones that proceed them. Does this one add anything new to the universe or is it just one that will get lost in the shuffle as more of these are to be made in the near future?
Gravitas Ventures will release the supernatural horror film ALONG CAME THE DEVIL in theaters, On Demand, and Digital HD on August 10, 2018.
An Exorcism movie for a new generation, ALONG CAME THE DEVIL stars Jessica Barth (Ted, Ted 2), Matt Dallas (ABC Family’s “Kyle XY,” Freeform’s “Baby Daddy”), Sydney Sweeney (Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” HBO’s “Sharp Objects”), Madison Lintz (AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Amazon Studio’s “Bosch”), Heather DeVan (The Girl, Mindless) and Bruce Davison (X-Men, Freeform’s “The Fosters”).