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a mediocre Netflix production.


should have known better than to watch an art related movie.

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It sure was. Great cast and I liked the portrayal of the art scene but it totally failed as a horrormovie. Felt like a lousy b horrormovie with an a-list cast.

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Agreed about the point of it oddly feeling like a mediocre b with a few well known actors.

I didn't care for its portayal of the art scene though. I was very put off by the collection of pretentious, narcissistic fruitcakes. Virtually every character was unlikable.

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This is becoming a pattern with Netflix. They take directors of better movie (Nightcrawler, Moon), and then buy them mediocre movies that wouldn't fly in theaters (Velvet Buzzsaw, Mute)

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Velvet Buzzsaw was written by Dan Gilroy, though. And Mute was co-written by Duncan Jones. Apostle, written and directed by Gareth Evans, also has many of the same flaws as these other movies. So you can't solely blame Netflix for pawning bad scripts on these directors

I think what's really going on is that Netflix is buying these scripts that writer/directors can't get made with studios. They are so desperate for content and to be taken seriously in the film world that they are allowing these filmmakers to churn out self-indulgent movies that no one would pay to see in the cinema

I'm very curious to see how Martin Scorcese's The Irishman turns out. Because he is by far the greatest filmmaker that has ever collaborated with Netflix thus far

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