A sweet and quite funny little romcom, with some of the worst people ever as supporting characters. Paul Walker in this is one of the most chilling psychopaths I've ever seen in a film.
Well this was quite something. I'd been slightly underwhelmed with the other Ingmar Bergman films I'd seen before this (Seventh Seal because it wasn't what I expected and Passion of Anna because it's a bit dull) but this has convinced me that he deserves his reputation as one of the great masters of cinema.
It's not an easy film to review, given that I'm not entirely sure what happened. It tells the story of an actress who suddenly turns mute…
I honestly can't think of a single thing I'd change - easily living up to the hype, Whiplash is one of the best films I've seen in ages.
The pacing of the story is perfect (how often do you watch a film and that's one of the first things that comes to mind?) and the simple tale of a young musician's drive to be the best under the tutelage of a mentor who seemingly knows no boundaries is intense, thrilling…