whiplash

Miles Teller takes on his first official adult role as real-life boxer Vinnie Pazienza in the feature film Bleed for This
An unflinching look at what it means to devote your entire being to the pursuit of excellence. A career-defining performance
The special effects used to climb the Wall are a bit reminiscent of Jennifer Lawrence's bow and arrow in The Hunger Games
Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?
Filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has worked with Randi Silverman on a new script and along with Carina Rush have turned their short film into the feature film NO LETTING GO.
Play all of the woodwinds from the middle of the tragedy after Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle have been killed on Tatooine
What is the line between encouraging/urging greatness in our children and sending them over the edge, emotionally, with our words and actions? What is the difference between pushing and abuse? What if a "good job" is the best they can do? What if it isn't?
Whether or not you subscribe to the essentially Romantic belief that greatness comes from suffering, Whiplash is a compelling teacher/student story and an intense study of the discipline and training that it takes to become a top-ranked musician.
Don't think about motivating people. Think about inspiring and enabling them to do what already motivates them.
Teller's performance as Andrew Neiman, an outsider type who finds his muse through playing the drums, is a well-crafted, grounded turn.  Neiman awkwardly walks through life, only finding solace when he's banging on the drums.
How does jazz survive with a shrinking fan base, and J.K. Simmons' now infamous "Rushing or Dragging" scene being the only understanding of this music that the popular culture knows?
Christopher Lloyd presented the awards, remarking, "As an actor, you have lived truthfully under imaginary circumstances
Despite the hype, the praise and critical acclaim, as part of the crew, you may dream of it, but you don't really think 'this one is going to win an Oscar.'
I went to theater knowing that I was going to be experiencing something very special. As the final credits rolled, I contemplated my own coaching approach, and to what extent a personality like Simmons's character, Terrence Fletcher, would be taken seriously in business.
The Academy Awards for me was a surprise, notably in that I mostly enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris' performance.
Some of the actors and filmmakers behind this year's Best Picture nominations -- Michael Keaton, David Oyelowo, Common, Felicity Jones, J.K. Simmons, James Marsh, Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane -- visited us to chat movies and The Oscars.
Growing up a fat kid in Yonkers, NY (that'd be the title of my autobiography by the way), my number one way to escape the middle school jerks and the growing waistline was going to the movies. I would see two each weekend.
"Whiplash" Directed and written by Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Paul Reiser • "Miles Teller bleeds
Jon Kilik said that for "Foxcatcher," he and Bennett Miller "sat down in an apartment and talked about making a movie. There
If you watch the film with "the mind of Christ," you might see in the two father figures both the essential discipline and the infinite mercy of Law & Gospel theology.