Director: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Jayson Blair
Release date: To be determined

At first mention, Whiplash sounds like a) a superhero movie or b) a racing flick. It's neither. It's about a talented drummer (Miles Teller, of The Spectacular Now) who starts to lose his shit after being placed under the mentorship of a crazy instructor (J.K. Simmons). Just imagine Teller beating his drums 'til he himself is a bloody pulp with Simmons doing his best Tiger Mom on him. It's just the kind of unreal and original thing we need to keep our movie-going experience fresh. —Tara Aquino