Trevor Maek’s review published on Letterboxd:
Well... that was an experience. I will never misplace a music folder again.
Whiplash is a raw and unrelenting picture of the cost of a jazz musician's ambition to become "one of the greats." It is a well-rehearsed piece where all of the key instruments are finely tuned and in rhythm with one another: the editing, acting, cinematography, writing, and score.
Just one question: why didn't this film walk away with best picture?