A talented young jazz drummer experiences a trial by fire when he's recruited by a ferocious instructor, whose unyielding search for perfection could destroy both of them. Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) has been watching his father fail for most of his life. Determined to make a name for himself no matter what it takes, he enrolls in a prestigious East Coast music conservatory, and his talent quickly catches the attention of Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an esteemed music teacher notorious for his caustic approach in the classroom. The leader of the school's top jazz ensemble, Fletcher promptly transfers Neyman into his band, giving the ambitious young drummer a shot at true greatness. He may achieve it, too, if Fletcher's methods don't drive him to madness first.~Jason Buchanan
Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
An evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
While doing an imdb search on JK Simmons came across a movie starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller that I hadn't heard of about an aspiring drummer. Since I play the drums too I thought I'd check it out and I wasn't disappointed. JK Simmons is very intense and I later learned that Miles Teller actually plays the drums so the scenes with him playing don't look fake. A must watch for drummers and jazz fans.
The movie itself is excellent. However even though the picture of the product says Blu-Ray + Digital, mine came only Blu-ray, no digital. Obviously there are two versions, one with digital and one without. So if you don't mind getting Blu-Ray only then it's a great movie to have.
I got the movie for a good deal which makes seeing the bad condition of the case kinda make sense. The case was scratched and ripped in multiple places kinda like someone was trying to send of the polish of the case.
I freaking love this movie and dare I say it is a masterclass in tension! One of my favorite Damien Chazelle movies with the music being SO GOOD! Both Miles Teller and J.K Simmons are phenomenal! So glad at least one of them scored an Oscar. Please if you haven’t watched this movie yet, please consider checking out this 4K remaster!
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One of my favorite films of all time with an ending that’ll give you goosebumps. Pretty good transfer especially when you realize this movie was shot in HD. Very good looking transfer for an incredible film I highly recommend everyone to watch.