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"Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming

"Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming

Hey, remember the major motion picture “Black Swan”? If you enjoyed that movie as a Psychological Drama, or as a Horror movie—but not as, uh, a Comedy, as some have—then you will appreciate this film starring J.K. Simmons, who you might remember from such roles as that of a folksy Midwest insurance salesman on recent teevee commercials, a Police Psychologist on one of the “Law & Order” flavors, or as a terrifyingly manipulative neo-Nazi in “Oz.” This time, he’s in the role of Fletcher, a no-bullshit music professor at what the movie tells us is the finest music school in the country, or at least that’s what Andrew (Miles Teller),...

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