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"Whiplash" Review

Shortly after its premier at the Sundance Film Festival, viewers began referring to Damien Chazelle’s new film, Whiplash, as “Full Metal Julliard.” It tells the story of an ambitious young jazz drummer named Andrew (Miles Teller) who is forced to the brink of madness by a tough and merciless instructor, Terrence Fletcher (JK Simmons.) If we follow the… 1,236 more words


dir: Damien Chazelle, 2014

*Originally written on October 30th*

After three separate and unique recommendations, I went out to see Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash the night before Halloween. 685 more words



Movie:  Whiplash

Rating:  4 1/2 Stars (Out of 5)

Review:   Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) aspires to be a great drummer like his idol, Buddy Rich.  He attends the Shaffer Conservatory of Music, one of the best in the country, and graduates tend to find successful careers as musicians.  685 more words

"Whiplash": Obsession, betrayal and all that jazz

“Whiplash” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. R, 1:46, four stars out of four.

“Whiplash” begins with a blank screen and the sound of a single snare drum beat, starting slowly and building to almost unbearable speed and intensity. 624 more words

You Have to Come See the Show - Whiplash (2014/dir. Damien Chazelle/USA)

Ironically, Whiplash is a film that makes me want to react to it the way that J.K. Simmons’ Terrence Fletcher reacts to Miles Teller’s Andrew Neiman. 1,577 more words


Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is a talented drummer — talented enough to make it into Manhattan’s prestigious music conservatory, Schaffer Academy. There’s no bigger badge of approval at Schaffer than to be invited to join its elite jazz band, which is run by the tough and mysterious Terence Fletcher (J.K. 232 more words


REVIEW: Divergent

Roger Ebert once wrote, “Look at a movie that a lot of people love, and you will find something profound, no matter how silly the film may seem.”  Keeping that in mind, I approached “ 324 more words

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