Film Reviews, Short Review

Whiplash (2014)

3.5/4

Speeding along at about roughly the 300bpm double-time swing that its terrifying music teacher Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) forces Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) to play repeatedly until his hands are bleeding, Whiplash is an engrossing thunderclap of a film. Though there are more than a few moments that don’t make sense (how does he lose that music chart?!), Whiplash bottles past far too quickly for the viewer to stop and notice, the editing and cinematography keeping the breakneck pace up. At its heart, there are two fantastic performances by two fantastic actors, who bring a lot of life, vitality and empathy into two characters who are, at their base root, completely and utterly unlikeable.

Advertisements
Standard

2 thoughts on “Whiplash (2014)

    • Thanks, and yes, you should! It’s a lot of fun.

      Also, thanks for commenting a few times over the last few weeks. It’s always appreciated, and it’s nice to know I’m not completely just rambling into the darkness of the internet. Your blog is very good as well.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s