director: Damien Chazelle
title: Whiplash (2014)
main cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
remaining cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Max Kasch, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair, Kofi Siriboe, Kavita Patil, C.J. Vana
plot summary: A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
company: Blumhouse Productions
company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment