Thoughts on Whiplash

“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.”
– Terence Fletcher; Whiplash

Dark, heady and intense, this Oscar nominee is one of the better movies from 2014. With blood, sweat, tears and swirling drum solos, this film will leave you exhausted when you reach the end.

Director Damien Chazelle sets the stage brilliantly for the most riveting performances from veteran J.K. Simmons and rising star Miles Teller. Simmons plays Terence Fletcher, a ruthless jazz instructor who squeezes the very best performance from his band by absolutely any means necessary. Teller plays the new drummer in his band who is pushed to the brink of his sanity. The duo’s hand-to-throat relationship is truly compelling and keeps you glued from start to finish.

This movie is a definite must-watch.

Thoughts on Whiplash