Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw ★★½

A messy film that isn’t sure what it wants to say. Does it want to comment on greed? The art world? Criticism? I’m not sure the screenplay is aware of which direction it wants to go, but it’s overall theme is blurry. The direction also seems muddled and confused about the narrative, and the horror elements don’t work very well either, giving us bland results. 
The cast does what they can with mixed results. Jake Gyllenhaal and Toni Colette are the best performances of the film. 
I also have to say I felt the writing of Gyllenhaal’s character to be a bit problematic. The writer doesn’t seem to want to flush out sexuality enough and it seems like straight washing the characters sexual side is their only goal.