Friday, February 13, 2015
Whiplash review; an intense portrait of perfection
Whiplash is a film Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle, and stars J.K. Simmons as an intense music instructor, and Miles Teller as his young protege. The movie is actually inspired by a short film of the same name, that Chazelle wrote and directed a few years ago. Don't be fooled by this simple premise. Simmons and Teller are electric in this film. Let's go like a jazz band on Bourbon Street!
What I liked about the film:
Justin Hurwitz and the Director of Photography was Sharone Meir. Awesome!
I'll be vague here, and still try to explain. There is a musical number at the end of the film that lasts close to 5 minutes and it is one of the most impressive things I've seen in a movie in a long time. You see some of the best filming, acting, directing, of this year. Just watch the eyes of the actors as you enjoy the ending. You will appreciate their art on a whole different level!
What I didn't like about the film:
An Intense Portrait of Perfection