Wed, 26 November 2014
Paul and Erin review two films about drummers in training. First: WHIPLASH, director Damien Chazelle's high-intensity arthouse hit about the conflict between an aspiring young drummer and the abusive conductor of his school's showcase jazz band; then, DRUMLINE, director Charles Stone III's 2002 musical drama starring Nick Cannon as a drumming prodigy whose ego and hot temper might cost him his dream of performing with his university's marching band. A bandleader who idolizes Charlie Parker, or a bandleader who idolizes Earth, Wind and Fire: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on M*A*S*H, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY—PART 1, WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, and RICH HILL.