April 20, 2015


Whiplash, 2014. A drummer has a sadistic teacher.

Written & directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Miles Teller, with J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, & Melissa Benoist.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: A
Music: A
Enjoyment: It's tense and gripping. It would have been intolerably stressful (you're basically watching someone be psychologically destroyed for two hours) if it weren't for occasional injections of humor. C

GPA: 2.8/4

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