Blurb: A young drummer attending a music academy is selected by the music conductor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. Whiplash is a 2014 American jazz music drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film stars Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons).
Thoughts: Go see this movie. It's not an action/adventure/superhero drama. It's better than that. The drumming is outstanding. The acting is superb and J. K. Simmons should go head to toe with Brad Pitt for the Oscar. The angry scenes were rather upsetting and yeah, that's the way it should be. The ending has a great twist.