BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
Ooooooh, look at me go, another new film that I actually watched less than a month after it was released! I am proud! "After paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art."
I had heard mixed reviews about Velvet Buzzsaw, I don't like to read reviews before watching a film, but I saw headlines, and most did not hype it up after seeing it. Before it came out, everyone was excited, after, I didn't see a lot of good stuff. But lesson for you, don't listen to reviews, take them as an opinion, but have your own. I listen to all those headlines, but loved the storyline, and so watched it anyway - and I am so freakin' glad I did! I loved this film, like loved it. It's just so damn different and interesting! It's really reminded me of the painting in Ghostbusters 2... but to be fair, I am not sure which painting I would rather look at...
Be warned, this film is a tad weird and has some very over the top 'arty' characters, but it works so well. I did art for a good few years at school and sixth form, (I was useless...), and this film literally feels like how art is, and how art galleries are. Such as anything can be art, no matter how bad it is or how weird it is. And how OTT people into art can be sometimes, or rather the stereotype of what people in the arts are like. It's very very good in that way, all the characters are OTT and really play to that stereotype and I loved every moment of it.
Another thing I love about this film, (let's be fair, I love it all..), was the deaths. Obviously, I am not going to say who dies or when or anything, but I will say, each death is great. They are so different and it's death by art, literally by paintings, and maybe one robot...maybe. I didn't see any of the deaths coming, mainly, because I have never really seen paintings kill - it's new to me! Ghostbusters 2 was the one hint that I had of art killing people that I have seen as far as I know... But obviously less gory and more PG. This is very much less PG and more Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.
One thing though, I am getting glasses next week, due to not being able to see far off, and I have learnt from this about glasses, and in this film Jake Gyllenhaal is taking his glasses on and off like there is no tomorrow. It is like he doesn't know if he is really blind or short or long - make up your mind! Unless he is wearing them as part of his outfit... who knows. I might never know.
I loved Velvet Buzzsaw, like honestly adored it. I had the time of my life watching this. Watched it with dad and he also liked it, and the sad thing was we had to stop it with about 50 minutes left, and had to finish it off two days later... those two days were haaaaard. I wanted to finish it, but also not as I was enjoying it so damn much. I was so torn with my feelings.
I would highly recommend this film, highly, already have and I only finished it a few days ago... Great cast too, a shockinly solid cast with the likes of one of my faves Jake Gyllenhaal, (spelt that all by myself..), Toni Collette and Zawe Ashton, who I am so happy is doing big things - it's just a solid film.
Please, if you do one thing this weekend or whenever you have a free few hours, watch this film - you will not regret it! DO IT.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..