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Brushes With Death

In Velvet Buzzsaw, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo fall victim to artistic cliché

There’s a lot of bad art in Dan Gilroy’s horror movie, Velvet Buzzsaw, and not just the kind of bad where people see it and walk away muttering “derivative.” Here, the art is evil.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, because before we get to killer paintings, we have to watch Jake Gyllenhaal, who stars as the influential art critic Morf Vandewalt, murmur gibberish in front of canvases.

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