Whiplash is a 2014 film from director, Damien Chazelle. It's been sat on my 'to watch' list for years, but somehow I haven't got round to it until a couple of weeks ago.
And man, was it worth the wait.
It's an intense drama that follows the journey of young, ambitious jazz drummer, Andrew, who is mentored by an abusive and incredibly demanding music instructor, Fletcher.
It's painful to watch in places, but the overriding message that no one can be truly great at their craft without losing some other part of themself to it, really resonated for me.
Whiplash appeared in Issue 9 in the Watch section.