Does physically and emotionally abusing students really make them better? Or does is drive them to insanity? One of the best films of the past few years, Whiplash is masterfully directed, performed, shot and written. Withholding a few minor gripes with the way the film handles masculinity, this film is flawless. A tight script that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat, it makes even the most novice musician feel as though they went through Simmons' unorthodox teachings.