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Damien Chazelle United States, 2014

Joe Bowman's rating of the film Whiplash

Good thing Chazelle doesn't let the niceties of classical music get in the way of this hard truth: can you really achieve peak machismo bullshit if your screaming circle jerk doesn't come with a lot of blood and even a horrific car crash for good measure? You're sorely mistaken if you happen to think the film is critiquing or even questioning these two assholes' behavior... it worships them.