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Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…
Before my parents married, my father was studying to be a concert pianist at the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto; the upper echelon of musical academies up here in the Great White North. Before that, while still at home in New Brunswick, he would spend his weekends playing in a swing dance band; This is where he met my mum. He spent his weekday evenings practicing at home.
My grandfather, a colonel in the Canadian army, advocated his…
Shade 1: Drab
Shade 2: Dull
Shade 3: redeeming factor 1-The removal of some of the laughable dialogue of the novel
Shade 4: Tedious
Shade 5: Tiresome
Shade 6: Trite
Shade 7: Made me crave for Target shampoo so I could wash the Grey out of this shit.
Shade 8: Cheap
Shade 9: Unambitious
Shade 10: Po faced
Shade 11: Seriously lacking some 70s porn music
Shade 12: Seriously lacking any kind of music that's a fitting accompaniment to any…
This is by far the best middle finger salute to the "paint your feelings" school of education. How refreshing! Simmons deserves all the accolades he's getting and then some for his portrayal of a Jazz musician turned teacher looking to preserve the future of his beloved music by trying to cultivate the next Charlie Parker. Does he go to far? Probably. Is it true that "There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job"?…
I was wrong.
I don't normally say that. With cinema, I usually stay true to my reaction after a first viewing, with subsequent rewatches confirming my opinion on the film as a whole. To say that I was wrong about a film doesn't bother me, but It may seem weird to some on here considering that the film has just won Best Picture and I recently rewatched it and found it worse. Honestly, I don't know what happened on this…