Whiplash ★★★★★

This is so fucking good. It’s impressive in departments I’m not even paying attention to. The acting, shot composition, the lighting, the gosh darn prop design is so well thought out and perfected. I also thought it was pretty neat how (spoilers[?]) the slow drums steadily speeding up was reincorporated in the ending, and how other thematic elements of the film were used. This is the second Damien Chazelle film I’ve seen, the first being First Man (ha get it), and I’m excited to see La La Land.