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Velvet Buzzsaw Trailer 1 – Jake Gyllenhaal Movie (5/40)

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These paintings have souls and are ready to kill. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the 1st trailer for horror-thriller 'Velvet Buzzsaw'.


Netflix movie ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ looks like the overwrought, bloody, absurd guilty pleasure of the year

You won’t be able to look away from Jake Gyllenhaal’s new Netflix movie about painting that – yes! – come to life and murder people

Much like you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, you probably shouldn’t judge a film by its trailer. But Velvet Buzzsaw, the upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Netflix movie, is so completely absurd, it’s hard not to immediately leap to conclusions about the whole thing.

The movie’s premise is this: Zawe Ashton’s Josephina discovers a series of haunting paintings by a recently deceased and unknown artist, and takes them to the ridiculously named art dealer Morf Vanderwalt (Gyllenhaal) to sell on. The pair begin raking in the cash (“Demand has people ready to kill,” claims Toni Collette’s gallery owner Gretchen) but things take a terrifying and bizarre turn when the paintings begin to not only come to life but attack people.


Cue some fantastically absurd scenes in which one man seems to spontaneously be engulfed by flames while he’s driving his truck. When he tries to clean himself up at a sink beneath one of the paintings, the chimps within the frame reach out and try to strangle him. In another clip, the colours flood out of a piece of art hung in a gallery, along the floor, and all over Josephina’s entire body. Her reaction is to scream her lungs out but, to be quite honest, it seems like she’s getting off lightly compared to the other guy. Better to look like a bit of multi-coloured marble than suffer asphyxiation at the hands of acrylic monkeys.

The trailer is filled with this kind of overwrought acting, not least when it comes to Gyllenhaal’s scenes. When he tries to explain what’s going on with the seemingly possessed paintings, his eyes look like they’re about to pop out of his skull and he yells: “Something truly goddamn strange is going on!” You don’t say, Jake. There’s also a truly great bit when a robot that appeared at an art fair at the start of the trailer suddenly reappears as Gyllenhaal tries to lock the artwork away. It blocks the art dealer’s path with a crutch and creepily croaks, “I can save you”.

Velvet Buzzsaw isn’t just some absurd, twisted horror movie, though. It seems as though writer and director Dan Gilroy (NightcrawlerRoman J. Israel, Esq.) wants it to make some big points about both the art world and society. The paintings seem only to attack the wealthy or corrupt because they hold “a disgust for the world of money.” There’s also an unbelievable scene where Gretchen is murdered in the gallery overnight and discovered by visitors the next day who think she’s part of an exhibit. “We’re trending on Instagram,” Josephina quavers. “It’s a major hit.” But even with the world’s addiction to ‘like’-grabbing content and viral fame, the idea that not one person – including the gallery’s staff – would think to check the pools of blood and lifeless body weren’t real seems more than a little extreme.

Netflix: Immerse yourself in the insane trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw

I saw, the ambitious new Netflix horror film from Nightcrawler writer/director Dan Gilroy, just released its first trailer, and you’re going to want to immerse yourself in this strangeness immediately.

Like NightcrawlerVelvet Buzzsaw features Jake Gyllenhaal in the eccentric lead role. This time playing an art critic who finds himself in the midst of a nightmarish supernatural mystery when a dead artist’s paintings begin coming to life and slaughtering people who allow their greed to get in the way of art.

There’s an undeniable bizarre quality to the film, from the foreign feel of the art world, to the absurdity of paintings — one of which is a group of monkeys — coming to life. Despite a premise that could be downright silly in the hands of a less capable filmmaker, Velvet Buzzsaw still manages to evoke a significant amount of fear with its trailer.

In addition to Gyllenhaal, Gilroy’s film boasts an equally impressive and jaw-dropping cast of supporting players. Zawe Ashton (Not Safe for Work), Rene Russo (Nightcrawler), John Malkovich (Who can now be seen in Bird Box, another Netflix horror film), Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), and fresh off of her astonishing performance in Hereditary, Toni Collette, each make an appearance in the film.

In the last pairing between Dan Gilroy and Jake Gyllenhaal, the actor delivered what has perhaps been the greatest performance of his consistently acclaimed career, playing a sociopathic photojournalist who manipulates crimes scenes to his benefit before recording them and shopping them around to news outlets.

Disappearing entirely into his twisted Nightcrawler character is a high point that should have earned him an Academy Awards nomination (it’s been four years, but we’re still mad about it), and judging by his commitment to character in the new trailer for Velvet Buzzsaw, Gilroy will be gifting us with another brilliant performance from the actor.

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