On today's show:
The art world can get a little creepy
(Starts at 8:30)
In writer/director Dan Gilroy’s new film, “Velvet Buzzsaw,” Jake Gyllenhaal plays an art critic named Morf Vandewalt. They'd last worked together on the 2014 thriller “Nightcrawler” — which Gilroy also wrote and directed — about a news cameraman with some very unsavory methods of capturing footage. Set in the contemporary art scene of Los Angeles, “Velvet Buzzsaw” takes a satirical view of the connection between art and commerce — and then, things get very, very scary. John Horn spoke with Gyllenhaal before the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
The view from Park City
(Starts at 1:04)
Film critic Claudia Puig chats with John about the first few days of Sundance, including her take on the documentary, "Knock Down the House," which features Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other women who ran for Congress in 2019.
A deep dive inside 'Alien'
(Starts at 20:02)
Writer/director Alexandre O. Philippe dissects Ridley Scott's classic 1979 film in the documentary, “Memory: The Origins of Alien.” He spoke with John at Sundance.