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Re: Whiplash

#21 Post by Beate » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:00 pm

eumenides wrote:
AYBG wrote:I wanted to dislike it so I could say "Not my tempo".

But I loved it! Solid cinema!
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Re: Whiplash

#22 Post by AYBG » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:46 pm

Beate wrote:
eumenides wrote:
AYBG wrote:I wanted to dislike it so I could say "Not my tempo".

But I loved it! Solid cinema!
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I was playing drums for a while, got pretty good, made the core, but then I realised the conductor was a bit of a fascist.
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Re: Whiplash

#23 Post by eumenides » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:29 pm

AYBG wrote:
Beate wrote:
AYBG wrote:I wanted to dislike it so I could say "Not my tempo".

But I loved it! Solid cinema!
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Re: Whiplash

#24 Post by biggins » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:22 pm

Saw this at a packed Cineworld, Edinburgh on a very cold night - snowing when we came out!!
Wasn't particularly looking forward to this film -all about a drummer- meh! BUT pleasantly surprised and some in the audience clapped at the ending! 8/10
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Re: Whiplash

#25 Post by nosila50 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:42 pm

I like Biggins, went to see this film with the mind set that it was a freebie so if it was awful....no loss. How wrong was I. From the very start I was totally engrossed with it. The final drumming scene was amazing and really enjoyed the two main actors. Would have liked to have landed one on the teacher myself, he played the part so well.

Would happily recommend this to anyone. 9/10
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Re: Whiplash

#26 Post by prettyxcool » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:06 am

funthing29 wrote:far exceeded my expectations but this definitively delivered above the hype. I was riveted from start to finish. Absolutely compelling filmmaking with two incredible performances.
Exactly what I thought! Was not really looking forward to it after seeing the trailer so many times :roll: but pleasantly surprised that I did enjoy it, much better than I thought. Remembered Miles Teller from Divergent and did not like his character there either. I also can identify with an unpleasant teacher, having experienced it myself at the age of 6! 8O

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Re: Whiplash

#27 Post by Noorjahapatel » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:58 pm

I enjoyed this film. I was hoping something positive would happen all the way through but soon realised there was more craziness to follow! The way the film had been directed allowed a tense atmosphere throughout, which was the intent and was strangely addictive to watch. The cinema was pretty full however, as someone else also mentioned, it was silent! I found some parts humerous but others did not. My favourite part was the car crash and what followed, I didn't see that coming.

I also wanted to say, "Not my tempo" a few times :-)

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Re: Whiplash

#28 Post by yogi » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:42 pm

nosila50 wrote:I like Biggins, went to see this film with the mind set that it was a freebie so if it was awful....no loss. How wrong was I. From the very start I was totally engrossed with it. The final drumming scene was amazing and really enjoyed the two main actors. Would have liked to have landed one on the teacher myself, he played the part so well.

Would happily recommend this to anyone. 9/10
I didn't really know what to expect either apart from it's about drumming and it's getting good reviews - put then so did Birdman and I wasn't blown away by that - but this was incredible.

Riveting, intense, brilliant performances and complete edge of the seat stuff at the end, like the best sports movie you can imagine.

Someone asked me afterwards what I'd seen and as I described the plot it sounded terrible, it really isn't though, don't let the story/subject put you off.

A definite must see 9.5/10
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Re: Whiplash

#29 Post by hanazara » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:27 pm

I so agree with everyone, wow, such a fantastic film, I was not really into Jazz before, but boy am I now!!!
Its a Must see.

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Re: Whiplash

#30 Post by jpegga » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:38 am

Saw it at a packed Odeon Epsom. A bit of farce at the beginning, since they started the film ten minutes early. Then, since people kept on coming in, they decided to stop it and restart at the right time. The movie is brilliant. J.K. Simmons at last gets a main role, which he fully deserves. Great acting and directing, a film about obsession and commitment.

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