Whiplash is about as perfect as a movie can be. I’ve never played the drums before, but if it’s half as demanding as it appears in this movie, then no thank you. Why do I say that? Well let’s examine the premise. Whiplash is about a young drummer who joins a studio band and receives lessons from an instructor. Simple right… wrong. This instructor happens to be abusive, insulting, and ruthless. Played to pure perfection by J.K. Simmons who is most known for playing J Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man Trilogy. J. K. Simmons manages to make his character both unlikable and likable at the same time. I will admit that there were times where I tried to contain a laugh. The insults he hurls out are just so creatively vicious. Whiplash is definitely one of my favorite films of the last 5 years.