Watch of the Week 3/16

Whiplash

A superb film, anchored by fantastic performances from J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller, and stellar direction from Damien Chazelle. While loosely based on Damien Chazelle’s experiences as a jazz drummer in school, this film serves more as an excellent analysis and exploration of the drive and sole determination that is so often necessary in achieving one’s dream. Intense, with a flawlessly entertaining final act, this movie is worth every second you’ll spend watching it.