I always love these types of chamber plays. Some of the acting is a bit clunky, but the puzzle is what kept me intrigued.
I started playing the drums when I was 8 (before that was when I was a toddler, banging on pots and pans). Now I'm 24.
"Whiplash" just captured everything. The feel of sitting behind the kit, getting yelled at by an instructor, how desperate you sometime feel, how fixated you are. This one hit home base for me. Other than several drum fills that don't match what you see on screen, you get a flawless film. The editing, the performances, the direction. All of this makes up for the obvious mistakes. Everything is so tight, so correct, with the perfect precision that a drummer should have.
During the aftermath of 22nd July of 2011, I mentioned to a AUF-member that someone will probably capitalize on the horrible event and make a feature length film about it. He promptly un-friended me on Facebook. While I know that the subject is hard, I know that based on movies like Elephant, Polytechnique and several others, someone would do exactly that with this tragedy. Sooner or later.
However, the way this movie turned out, does not feel like it's capitalizing…