Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Why You Should Watch It: Slow burn horror with a heavy dose of art and great acting, Velvet Buzzsaw doesn’t disappoint. A satirical allegory of modern art, and how it’s more of a business than a form of expression, is perfectly depicted in the movie by interspersing supernatural elements into artworks. From the shores of Miami Beach to LA galleries, the movie presents various scenarios from varying perspectives transcending through the eyes of multi-dimensional characters .
What makes Velvet Buzzsaw great are its subtle references to the world of art and its functioning. Each of the characters portray specific realities of struggling artists, hustling assistants and adamant sellers. Their fragile world is built on a foundation of assumption. This factor adds to their unlikeable and greedy personalities as we watch them getting killed off one by one.
But the question is, what is more horrifying? Paintings that murder human beings or human nature itself?