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Sundance 2019: Jake Gyllenhaal freaks out in “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhlall star in Dan Gilroy's
Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhlall star in Dan Gilroy's "Velvet Buzzsaw."
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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.