Savage musical faceoff makes for a brilliant 'Whiplash'

October 9, 2014 10:03 PM

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Savage musical faceoff makes for a brilliant 'Whiplash'

The relationship between pupil and teacher is akin to psychological warfare in this film festival favorite that approaches musical excellence as a life or death proposition.

Andrew's driving passion fuels his every waking moment, resulting in an aborted romance with Nicole (Melissa Benoist) and constant anxiety on the part of his kindly father (Paul Reiser).

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