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Damien Chazelle

by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Toronto International Film Festival 2018 – Dispatch 5

September 20, 2018
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Our fifth and final dispatch from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (here’s the first, the second, the third, and the fourth) represents perhaps our most eclectic group of films yet: There are acclaimed filmmakers whose new works were seemingly passed on by some of the season’s other major fests (Xavier Dolan’s The Life and Death of John F. Donovan, Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro), an under-the-radar directing pair whose latest has been slowly accruing buzz since its Cannes premiere (Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage), a hotly tipped fall…

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by Peter Labuza Film

Whiplash | Damien Chazelle

October 10, 2014
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There’s a moment near the end of the second act of Damien Chazelle’s sophomore feature Whiplash that threatens to completely derail the narrative: a character gets into what looks like a fatal car accident and keeps moving like he’s the Terminator. But that moment also liberates the film from its previous concessions to realism. Chazelle’s tale of two psychopaths — student drummer Andrew Nieman (Miles Teller) and tough-as-nails teacher Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) — at first could be seen…

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