No pain, no gain? The abuse of power in arts education

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Does Whiplash, the new film by American Damien Chazelle, glorify or denounce the behaviour of an obsessive teacher?

Miles Teller as Andrew and J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in the pursuit of peak performance, in Whiplash. Image: Daniel McFadden via Sony Picture Classics

Katrina McFerran

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