Last night, I checked out VIFF’s closing gala film, which was Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. Wow, what an intense and violent film, but an amazing one at that. Both Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons’ performances were fantastic and totally award-worthy. It got me super emotional and I cried a bunch of times. This may have been one of the best films that I have seen in a while, so please go and watch it.