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Whiplash (2014)

Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, and Melissa Benoist.

For my first movie review, I wanted to pick a fairly recent film. 606 more words

Damien Chazelle

Movie Review: "Whiplash" (Damien Chazelle, USA 2014)

First point: The director has a truly awesome name. Anyone named Damien is awesome.

The ballroom at the student center at the University of Colorado is named the Glenn Miller ballroom, after one of the most prominent swing and big bandleaders in history who briefly attended the school in the mid 1920s before dropping out. 1,568 more words

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Thoughts on Whiplash

If music is about precision, then Whiplash is Mozart. If it’s about art and just losing yourself in it, then Whiplash is the Beatles (or, in my personal opinion, Hayley Westenra’s voice). 962 more words


A 'Whiplash' comparison: The Oscar-nominated feature vs. the short

Before Whiplash won Oscars, including one for best supporting actor J.K. Simmons, the movie was a short film that took home the Sundance jury award in 2013. 230 more words


New Veronica Roth Books

Following the tremendous success of the Divergent series (2011-2013), bestselling author Veronica Roth has announced plans to publish a new two-book series on dates in 2017 and 2018. 209 more words


Whiplash (2014)

What an absolute gem of brilliance Whiplash is! As a musician, I was thoroughly excited for this film, but Whiplash is more than just about music. 475 more words


Whiplash - Yes, He Did Deserve That Oscar

In my recent attempts to cut away from my cell phone and laptop, I’ve started distracting myself in my downtime with the creative, the ambitious, or the mundane – painting, writing, querying agents, and/or watching the boob tube. 500 more words