Movie of the day: Whiplash (2014)
Director: Damien Chazelle
DOP: Sharon Meir.
Damien Chazelle's first feature length film is an example of cinematic brilliance. The story was first made into a short film and later picked up for full length.
Whiplash is about the price we pay for our passion, and its the passion of its creative team, that breathes life into this engaging tale.
Great performances by Miles Teller and JK Simmons form the backbone of this film, and while it may be a film about music, it is shot and edited, almost like an action film, a unique and memorable feature for its genre.
The music by Justin Hurwitz, who later went on to develop the score for La La Land, is a living breathing force, driving this tale about a jazz drummer forward.
Whiplash will excite you, confuse you, hurt you and haunt you. It is one of the best movies of the past decade and is an absolute must watch!
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