February 7, 2015
One of the tightest, leanest movies I have ever seen, WHIPLASH , of the movies actually nominated for Best Picture, would get my vote. I noticed the editing right away, especially in the music scenes, but thinking about it now, the editing throughout the movie was extremely tight. The camera does not ever linger longer than need be, nor does a scene play one millisecond longer than need be. It is on to the next, on to the next, just like the fierce music teacher Fletcher, WHIPLASH does not have time for an even slight slacking. I was not surprised to see that WHIPLASH was also nominated for Best Editing. The only surprise was that Miles Teller was not nominated for Best Actor, his performance was intense and raw.