The coolest music based movie in a while: Whiplash

Yes, it’s August of 2015 and the movie came out a whole ago but it’s a new website and I need some content. Let me just say this, Whiplash is freaking terrific. It’s no wonder it received its accolades and rightfully so, won an Oscar for J.K Simmons. I’ve found myself watching this movie more than just once and each time I happen to appreciate it more and more.

Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man’s life. But Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.

Why I Like It:
It’s got seriously tremendously great acting, a very subtle but useful score (that isn’t all Jazz), at times, darkly comical dialogue, and intense cinematography. But the reason I really like it is that an individual pushed so hard gets more and more determined to prove the instructor who is the menacing one that he is what he’s always wanted, an amazing drummer that is capable of doing one of the most intense and tremendous drum solos ever. I wish I could just put up the drum solo at the finale here but that’d truly be wasting it. Sit your butt down and watch this movie if you haven’t.