Whiplash (2014) Review

Posted: February 9, 2015 in Action & Adventure



Director(s): Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
Cast: Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist

Plot: 19-year old Andrew Neimann is the youngest member in the talented, yet violent conductor Terence Fletcher’s class and band at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory, and the latest victim of abuse at Fletcher’s hands.

Review: A first-year music student out of his depths. A brilliant, yet terrifying music conductor blissfully ignorant to the repercussions of his actions. A battleground of music sheets, slapping, blood, sweat and tears. Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is a simple movie, with a simple premise, a spectrum of colorful language and two of the best performances of 2014. With one of the tightest scripts, and a highly personal, vivid style of cinematography and unforgiving editing in recent years, Chazelle’s virtuoso in directing the elements in his movie barely gives his audience any breathing room as he progressively turns the movie into…

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