The Oberlin Review

Cast Lends Dramatic Punch to Whiplash

Cast Lends Dramatic Punch to Whiplash

February 6, 2015

Whiplash may not be a thriller, but the movie contains moments more terrifying than any horror film released this year. Despite the lack of buzz over Damien Chazelle’s dramatic jazz flick Whiplash, the movie is a standout in the 2014 Oscar lineup. Miles Teller plays Andrew, a first-year student at the fictional New York conservatory Shaffer, studying drums under Terence Fletcher, a cutthroat professor played by J.K. Simmons. The stirring chemistry between this duo adds a dramatic punch to an alrea...

Deerhoof Hops Genres in Manic ’Sco Blitz

Deerhoof Hops Genres in Manic ’Sco Blitz

April 25, 2014

This semester has already seen more than its fair share of talent take the ’Sco stage. Last Tuesday however, the venue’s booking team managed to outdo itself and step up its indie rock cred yet again, bringing San Francisco’s venerable Deerhoof to campus. Since its 1994 formation by absurdly talented drummer Greg Saunier, OC ’91, Deerhoof has managed to cross genre lines and avoid being pigeonholed as having a stable sound. While Saunier’s presence is impossible to ignore, since his...

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