Prime Video Movie of the Day: Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is so intense you might forget to breathe

On paper, Whiplash (now available to stream on Prime Video) sounds – if you’ll pardon the music-based pun – awful. On screen, however, it is an astonishing piece of theatrical melodrama. To suggest Full metal jacket but instead of Vietnam, the battlefield here is jazz. Or, what about One flew over the cuckoo’s nest is set in a music school, instead of a hospital.

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