JK Simmons gives an Oscar-winning virtuoso performance as the tyrannical conductor of a prestigious music school jazz band who will stop at nothing to see his students realise their potential. But while imposing impossible standards on everyone, it's talented drummer Andrew (Miles Teller) who finds himself singled out for the maestro's most ferocious attention. An awe-inspiring story of motivation and ambition, dripping with passion, commitment and moments of percussive genius, Whiplash is the most scintillating music film of the decade.
Starring Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
Director Damien Chazelle