Velvet Buzzsaw – red droning tool?
The trailer for this Netflix film, which played for me simply after not being bothered to turn Netflix off yet, excited me a little bit. Not something I’d usually, personally go for. Though it looked exciting and dark. Plus, it was full of Hollywood faces we all know and perhaps love. I love them, I’m not sure about you. Jake Gyllenhaal; a chameleon yet still the weird boy from Donnie Darko. John Malkovich is John Malkovich – just love him for what he does. Toni Collete even more so, a veteran of both the British and American film industry.
Anywayyyyy, enough glamourizing this Hollywood, arthouse film about art featuring Hollywood actors.
The film starts off promising and especially colourful, it’s aesthetically pleasing. It’s quirky and the characters are hate-able… Which is again just pleasing as they’re playing their parts to the perfect stereotype.
If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, it’s about a dead man’s art. That starts killing people! *shock face* Excuse the pun, but it’s deadly serious. I couldn’t help but laugh at a few points, even though it’s not funny, there are just moments which are ludicrous ; I know it’s a movie, though it’s that typical thing where the trailer just makes it look so much better than it actually is.
I wanted gore and gruesome and fascination! I got, bore, boresome and dissatisfaction in a pretentious world that never drew me in.
It takes half of it for something interesting to even happen, it’s confusing as it’s like watching two films at once as some is enthralling in moments, and then it goes dull again. It’s beginning to be a trend for Netflix.
The score and sound is adequate.
I don’t like writing negative reviews, because… well if you watch this movie Jake Gyllenhaal is a critic and “nothing is ever enough” for him. to which he replies, “what should I do, toss out tastes and standards?” but everyone has different tastes and I like to be as positive as possible. I think I’m just lying to myself and yourselves now. I’m simply droning on because there is nothing else to say about this film, other than, lovely art pieces, and I don’t like writing negative reviews… But what should I do? Toss out tastes and standards?