Whiplash (2014)

Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, this musical drama is pitch perfect in capturing the struggles faced by musicians and the search of a genius by their mentors.

J.K. Simmons appears to be a monster in the guise of a teacher, a conductor who doesn’t miss the heart beat of a beat. Miles Teller, a 27 year old in real life plays a 19 year old aspirational drummer and when their paths cross it is an explosion of emotions and music.

For lovers of jazz and those who have a keen sense of hearing, this film is a delight to the ears. Intense with a completely unexpected climax, it will leave you in awe and perhaps awaken a dormant desire to pursue a hidden or potential talent.

This is one film where you have to skip the popcorn.

3.5/5

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