J.K. Simmons Settles For Nothing But The Best In New ‘Whiplash’ Clip


Coming out of Sundance, Whiplash was easily one of the most talked-about films – especially the performance of a certain perennial character actor in J.K. Simmons. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the film depicts the journey of aspiring jazz drummer Andrew Neyman (“it” boy and Mr. Fantastic himself, Miles Teller) as pushed by the hyper intense Terence Fletcher (Simmons playing another lovable asshole, though more asshole than ever).

The first Whiplash clip is an intense one, with Simmons going Bobby Knight as he chair-whips in the pursuit of perfection. Sure, he almost concussed a kid – but now the kid knows that he’s rushing! All’s well that ends well, right?

Whiplash will hit in the fall awards season, approaching with an already almost universal tide of approval.

Tyler Hanan

Tyler raves about movies on the Let The Right Films In podcast. Listen to him make jokes over his beleaguered cohost Kayla St. Onge and their more qualified guests who deserve so much better at soundcloud.com/ltrfipod. Find him on Twitter @tylerhanan.
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