Authentic Content material podcast: Netflix’s ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is lethally uninteresting

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and writer-director Dan Gilroy — who labored collectively on the creepy crime thriller “Nightcrawler” — have reunited for a brand new Netflix Authentic movie, “Velvet Buzzsaw.” Whereas “Nightcrawler” wasn’t good, it was tense and unsettling, full of eerily stunning pictures of nighttime L.A., plus a career-best efficiency from Gyllenhaal. It’s onerous to imagine that the identical crew was liable for the muddled “Buzzsaw,” a movie that tries to mix art-world satire and horror motion pictures scares, in the end failing on each counts. The setup entails the loss of life of a mysterious artist, forsaking a trove of surprisingly compelling work. Quickly, although, everybody concerned in selling or promoting these work begins dying too. On the newest episode of the Authentic Content material podcast, we’re joined by Jon Shieber to attempt to perceive what went unsuitable right here. The film isn’t notably humorous or scary — as a substitute, we’re caught with apparent jabs on the hypocrisy of the artwork world, interrupted by boring, unimaginative loss of life scenes. And whereas Gyllenhaal is attempting one thing in his portrayal of pompous artwork critic Morf Vandewalt, the outcomes are extra head-scratching than compelling. This episode isn’t only one lengthy pan, although. We additionally provide our (significantly extra constructive) impressions of the Netflix sequence “Russian Doll,” which stars co-creator Natasha Lyonne as a New Yorker who retains dying and repeating the evening of her 36th birthday. And we focus on Tremendous Bowl streaming numbers and new particulars about Disney’s streaming service. You may hear within the participant beneath, subscribe utilizing Apple Podcasts or discover us in your podcast participant of selection. If you happen to just like the present, please tell us by leaving a evaluate on Apple. You can also ship us suggestions instantly. (Or counsel reveals and films for us to evaluate!)