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 Old King Clancy
I’ve mentioned before that every year there seems to be one breakout horror film that critics rave about. Over the last five years, we’ve had The Babadook, It Follows, The Witch, Get Out, and now with Hereditary standing out as 2018’s landmark horror movie. Another connection between the films is that I’ve ended up loving them all and Hereditary is one of the best to date.
Logan Myerz reviews the most disturbing movie of 2018, Hereditary. The film opens nationwide on June 8th.
‘When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.’
We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day from our friends at A24 and the cast of Hereditary!
On behalf of Momentum Pictures, we are pleased to share the official trailer for the hilarious comedy FUN MOM DINNER which premieres in select theaters and On Demand / Digital HD August 4th.