La La Land

La La Land US (2016) Dir. Damien Chazelle Having birthed a new generation of jazz fans through his impressive debut Whiplash (my top film of 2015) Damien Chazelle continues to espouse his love for jazz, this time within the context of breaking down another “uncool” barrier for modern film fans - the musical. A staple … Continue reading La La Land

Whiplash

Whiplash US (2014) Dir. Damien Chazelle Drummers have long been the butt of all jokes in the music industry (eg: “What do you call someone who hangs around musicians? A drummer”) despite the skill required to be a really good drummer. This derision is often (and unfairly) aimed at rock drummers while Jazz drummers are … Continue reading Whiplash