Whiplash

Whiplash is without a doubt one of the best films I've seen in the last few years with an exhilarating story that draws everyone watching in whether you like jazz or not. From the first drum solo and interaction between the two main characters you're not sure what to expect, but by the end you have to pick your jaw up off the floor and compose yourself while you recover from the exhilarating ride you just went on with the rest of the audience. The young writer and director (he's only 30!) Damien Chazelle shot the film in only 19 days and the pace the film goes at sometimes is just as dizzying. It very much feels like the intense drumming that Andrew (Miles Teller) practices again and again as he tries to impress the ruthless band conductor at the ...