Whiplash, Damien Chazelle's jazz music drama, is a seductive symphony of obsession, passion and 'blood on the drums', says CBC's film critic.

A student vs. teacher battle of the wills that 'doesn't let go', says CBC's film critic


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7 years ago
The jazz music drama is a 'symphony of cinema,' says CBC film critic Eli Glasner 2:59

Seasoned character actor, J.K. Simmons, plays a tyrannical instructor to Miles Teller's ambitious young drummer in Whiplash.

The gripping jazz music drama, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, centres on the pair's twisted dynamic and hammers on the fine line between passion and obsession.

"It's a case of Stockholm Syndrome set to a killer beat," says CBC film critic Eli Glasner. "A battle of wills that doesn't let go until the very last shot."

Whiplash also made the CBC Arts list of top choices for the People's Choice Award at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Read more reviews from CBC staffers in the link above, and watch Eli Glasner's full review in the attached video.

Whiplash is in theatres Friday.


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