Episode 38 sees fellow Shabbos Rollers quiz team members Ben and Ed return for Damien Chazelle’s dazzling Whiplash.
2014 was a golden year for films about drumming (see also Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) which beat Whiplash to Best Picture and Best Director) and Whiplash is, quote Helen a ‘masterpiece’. Don’t be put off by the jazz, Whiplash hits you hard, like a cymbal to the head.
Shot over 19 days, its pacey, stylish, uncomfortable, tense, emotionally exhausting and features two unlikeable leads in stunning performances. Most notably J.K Simmons who won a record 47 awards for this role and what a performance it is.
Whiplash scores a very impressive 4.5 (still not beating What We Do In The Shadows) and has a lot of love from everyone, if you’re still reading this and haven’t seen it – WHAT ARE YOU DOING??? Go, go now and watch it!
What do you guys think? Have you seen Whiplash? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
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Films New on Netflix
As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.
After losing control of Egypt to dark god Set, who brings chaos to the land, sun god Horus teams up with a mortal thief to save humankind.
Added: 17th December 2017
A tough cop on punishment duty at the Boston Marathon helps track down those responsible for the bombing that stunned the nation.
Added: 19th December 2017
A Brooklyn attorney enters into intense negotiations for the release of American pilot Gary Powers after his spy plane is downed by the Soviets.
Added: 20th December 2017
Set in a postapocalyptic future, this end-of-days tale follows two survivors, a father and son, who take to the road in search of a better life.
Added: 20th December 2017
In a crime-ridden future when overtaxed cops let murder and other crimes rule the streets one night a year, someone’s knocking at James Sandin’s door.
Added: 21st December 2017
Films Leaving Netflix
Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix forever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The film listed below is leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!
The retired mercenary is forced to return to action when his father is abducted by a femme fatale, drawing him into battle with a Russian mobster.
Leaving: 28th December 2017