Tops film about a jazz drummer and his sadistic teacher. J.K. Simmons (that’s Jonathan Kimble) won an Oscar for his portrayal of the nasty teacher, and well deserving that was too. Some great drumming in this, the kid is a Buddy Rich fan so there is lots of Buddy Rich type drumming to be had. Buddy Rich himself was a harsh band leader. The director went onto make La La Land, which landed him a best director Oscar, the youngest director to win. Go him. He’s making a movie about Neil Armstrong now. With the Gosling playing Neil.

Date watched: 13th August
Score: 8/10
Film count 2017: 44

Here’s Buddy!

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