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La La Land (2017)

Arriving in UK cinemas less than a week after it swept every gong going at the Golden Globes, it’d be easy get carried away by all the hype surrounding La La Land. After all, this is writer/director Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to the…

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…