"Velvet Buzzsaw" reunites the stars of 2014's gripping TV news thriller "Nightcrawler", Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, with their writer/director, Dan Gilroy. Gilroy earned a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination for that film. He then directed Denzel Washington to a Best Actor Oscar nomination in the 2017 legal drama "Roman J. Israel, Esq.". "Velvet Buzzsaw" is Gilroy's first film for Netflix and also stars Toni Collette, Daveed Diggs and John Malkovich. Streaming service giant Netflix has become a go-to destination for filmmakers, including Paul Greengrass with the recently released '22 July', the Coen Brothers with their Oscar nominated 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs', and Alfonso Cuaron with his Best Picture frontrunner 'Roma'.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. The 2019 three-hour ceremony featuring Hollywood's biggest stars of film and television airs LIVE on Sunday January 13th at 7pmET on The CW. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson's reviews are posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.