“Velvet Buzzsaw” cast members Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Billy Magnussen, and Natalia Dyer and director Dan Gilroy broke down what’s frightening about the modern-day art industry.
“It’s a parable about greed,” Gyllenhaal explained at Variety’s Sundance Studio, presented by AT&T. “And also what we value, why we value it, and do we value ourselves?” The actor believes “Velvet Buzzsaw” is a prophetic tale, and is showing that we “feed the parasite” of greed.
But does the cast of “Velvet Buzzsaw” have nightmares? Magnussen says he had nightmares prior to meeting Gilroy for the first time. The horror flick is available now on Netflix.
In the early 1970s, ‘Crip Camp’ director Jim LeBrecht was just a camper at Camp Jened, a summer camp for disabled teens in the Catskills. For LeBrecht and the other kids, the experience was more about experiencing the kind of independence that wasn’t easily accessible as they navigated life as young disabled people. Back then, [...]
The classic and beloved art of telling a scary story is put to the test in Shudder’s new horror movie “Scare Me.” The premise is small: two humans holed up in a cabin attempt to terrify the other by swapping scary stories. The only tools they have are their words and the odd sound effect [...]
Nine years after winning the US directing award for best drama at the Sundance Film Festival for “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” writer-director Sean Durkin returned to his old stomping ground to debut his sophomore effort. “The Nest” follows the economic and interpersonal fallout after Rory, an overzealous patriarch (Jude Law), uproots his American family to [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
Every year the line-up of the Sundance Film Festival is filled with powerful stories from independent filmmakers from around the world. Because many of them brought us to tears, Variety decided to ask the actors and filmmakers behind this year’s Sundance films what was the last movie to make them cry. Plenty of classics were […]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]