Monthly Archives: February 2015

Cinema review – Whiplash

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

Plot summary: (Courtesy of IMDB) A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student tries to achieve greatness, and the professor tries to stop him.

Who knew that a film about jazz drumming could be one of the most thrilling films to come out in years? One year since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (where it won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize), it has now reached our shores just in time for this year’s award season. I was really looking forward to seeing this and wanted to see if it lived up to the hype. Well, all I have to say is sorry Birdman but Whiplash has bumped you off the No.1 spot of my favourite films of 2015 so far (mind you it’s only February so it could change).

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