February 18, 2016

Cinemascope: Whiplash

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2014.

Plot line: 
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

This movie is difficult to watch, and I was tense almost the entire time. It is a story of passion, and music, and commitment, and drive, and the relationship between a teacher and a student. It asks if you have passion, and what you are willing to do for that passion. And where is the line between a teacher pushing a student to be the best that he can be, and abuse? Tough questions, a really good story, and the acting is simply superb.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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