Holy Shit this was good!
Holy Shit this was good!
Nick Broomfield’s film is an astonishing achievement.
“he’s only killing hookers.”
At this year’s New Yorker Festival, we’re hosting live conversations with Edward Snowden and Kim Dotcom. Can’t attend the events in person? We’ll be live-streaming the 90-minute virtual interviews this Saturday.
Photograph by Edward Snowden
Director/screenwriter Damien Chazelle premiered his short Whiplash during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the Short Film Jury Award for U.S. Fiction. Chazelle then returned to the 2014 Festival with the feature length Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons and won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic Film.
Andrew, a promising 19-year-old drummer at a cutthroat Manhattan music conservatory, has little interest in being just a musician. Haunted by his father’s failed writing career and plagued with the fear that mediocrity just might be genetic, Andrew dreams of greatness. The pressure of success ratchets into high gear when he is picked to join the school band led by the infamous Terence Fletcher, a brutally savage music instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Under Fletcher’s ruthless direction, Andrew begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.
Driven by fierce, searing performances from Miles Teller as Andrew and J.K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher, Whiplash crescendos to a blistering climax that will rattle audiences long after the lights come up.
Check out the Meet the Artist interview with Damien Chazelle here.
Whiplash opens in LA and NYC on October 10 and expands on October 17.
Photos by Daniel McFadden, George Pimentel / WireImage, and Fred Hayes / WireImage
One of the best films of the year, please go out and see it!
Inherent Vice premiers at the New York Film Festival
Inherent Vice debuts at the New York Film Festival
My Podcast on Whiplash
“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.”
Whiplash premiers at the New York Film Festival
My review http://filmnoises.com/2014/10/01/sm/
My Podcast on ‘71
It’s pretty shitty, but what the hell
With a gruff low voice and edgy exterior, O’Connell brings a swagger which is unparalleled as almost every scene belongs to him and the film works because of him.
Whiplash Q&A Lincoln Center, New York Film Festival.
My stupid ass gets a question in @10:19
Q&A with director Yann Demange ‘71 New York Film Festival
My Podcast about The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Enjoy the Strange Brew intro!