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Reel Quick: Whiplash

Whiplash (2014)

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Synopsis: Miles Teller plays a young aspiring jazz drummer who is driven to be the best and hoping to gain respect from a tyrannical and psychotic music teacher played by J.K. 1,020 more words

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The Art Of Darkness – Apocalypse Now & Full Metal Jacket


Author: Ezra Stead

“War is hell,” the cliché proclaims, but it seems to be entertaining hell. Along with other ghastly subjects such as murder and vampirism, war ranks among the most popular and commonly used subject matter of filmed entertainment, and no war has yielded more or better films than the one in Vietnam between 1955 and 1975. 1,981 more words


Your Lovely Cadence

Here is a poem I wrote about admiration, inspired by Full Metal Jacket, Jarhead, and friends that I’ve been lucky to have.

I’ve learned to love to hate… 115 more words


Down the Rabbit Hole with Stanley Kubrick

By: Scott Alic

I had ticket regret: I had only just come out of a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 epic Barry Lyndon, and perhaps hopped up on the film’s sumptuous, painterly visuals, had apparently agreed to pick up a ticket for the screening immediately after:  Kubrick’s 1971 classic… 2,228 more words


'Whiplash' is Worth the Price of Admission for the Great J.K. Simmons to Play the Devil Incarnate

Movie Review: Whiplash 

by Jason Koenigsberg

Director:Damien Chazelle Writer: Damien Chazelle

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

I know I am late to the party on this one, but Damien Chazelle’s… 531 more words

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Whiplash (2014): Blood on the high hat

Directed by: Damien Chazelle Written by: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

The blurb says: “Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. 491 more words



From the writer of The Last Exorcism Part II comes Whiplash - the Oscar-nominated story of a young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) and his ruthless teacher (J.K. 231 more words