Friday, January 17, 2014

Sundance 2014: 'Whiplash' Review

Whiplash, the opening night film at Sundance, features great performances from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. And it's about an intriguing subject, following an ambitious aspiring drummer as he goes mano-a-mano with a maniacal instructor. What's the cost of genius? The movie explores that question with appropriate thoughtfulness, even if its resolution isn't as satisfying as I might have liked. My review is up at Paste.