Whiplash is a film from 2014 that is gaining award accolaides and may be up for an Oscar for Best Picture. It tells the story of an aspiring drummer (Mile Teller), and the Music Teacher at an elite conservatory (J.K. Simmons). It seems assured that J.K. Simmons will be nominated for his work. The film asks many questions about the pursuit of becoming an artist. What are the costs? Is it destiny? Can a teacher push too far? Can the teacher help the artist reach their full potential? And at what point is it abusive? What point is too much? Or is that what it takes?
The music and dynamics of the film make it thrilling and challenging. Would be surpised if you were not on the edge of your seat near the climactic conclusion. Check it out, Whiplash. People are going to be talking about this one.