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February 19, 2019

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Velvet Buzzsaw | Dan Gilroy

February 19, 2019

Dan Gilroy has birthed one of the worst movies of the year, a hapless art world satire that gives way to an inept horror film: Truly, it’s two terrible movies for the price of one. Velvet Buzzsaw introduces us to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Morf Vandewalt, a rock star art critic who can make or break names and fortunes with his opinions. He’s enmeshed in the, um, high stakes world of international art dealing, with rival gallery owners Rhodora Haze (Rene Russo)…

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Berlin International Film Festival 2019 – Dispatch 2

February 19, 2019
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The 69th Berlinale ran from February 7 – 17. Our own Joe Biglin was there, and is continuing to file dispatches from the fest (delayed due to a crapped-out computer). This second dispatch (here’s the first) includes an insta-polarizing serial killer film from Fatih Akin (The Golden Glove), a satire about evil men (God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya), and a feature-length troll from rising avant-star Angela Schanelec (I Was at Home, But). Nearly everything and everybody is disgusting in Fatih Akin’s The Golden…

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