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J.K. Simmons

I don't know whether any fans of "Oz" will read this, but if you do, and you want to see J.K. Simmons channeling Vern Schillinger instead of playing nice (Dr. Skoda on "Law and Order", the Farmers Insurance commercials), then go see "Whiplash" if it's playing in your city, or add it to your Netflix queue. Simmons plays a music instructor called Terence Fletcher in a performance that I think is worthy of an Oscar nod (as is the performance of his student, played by Miles Teller). Oh, and the jazz that you'll hear in the film isn't half-bad, either.

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aswanargent
Nov. 18th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
You will LOVE him in this film (you'll want to keep his characterr away with a ten-foot pole, but Simmons is just brilliant). And I completely agree that he's wasted playing likeable characters.