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miles teller

Fantastic Four (2015)

In 2012, a relative newcomer changed the genre of found footage films by giving it a superhero twist.  Despite its almost relatively unknown cast, Chronicle was a box office success and made its co-writer and director Josh Trank a new one…

Fantastic, to the power of four …..

Summer is almost upon us, which means that it's the start of the annual super hero season.  And, though it doesn't hit cinema screens for almost another two months, the build up for the latest collaboration between Twentieth Century Fox and…

Whiplash (2014)

My theory is that Terrence Fletcher, the band class dictator in Whiplash, is an imaginary character, a metaphor for the artist’s inner voice, the wicked voice, the one that whispers, “You’re a fraud.”  The sadistic music teacher, played…

Whiplash (2014)

It is a universal truth that some people want to be seen as special.  Whether they have a certain talent or a unique air around them, it is a fact that everyone has a trait that they hold like a badge of honour.  This idea serves as the…

Whiplash (2014)

It starts not with a whimper, but a bang. And a crash. And Andrew Neiman demonstrating his rudiments to Shaffer Conservatory maestro Terence Fletcher. Whiplash isn’t for wasting time. Damien Chazelle’s second feature makes a point of…

21 & Over (2013)

I'm sure that those responsible for marketing 21 & Over will assume that those who enjoyed Project X will also end up liking this. They would be wrong. I really liked Project X but disliked this movie, for reasons that I'll describer…