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  1. the sense of an ending and also a beginning
    Damien Chazelle’s Guide to Beginnings and EndingsThe La La Land director is Hollywood’s master of beginnings and endings. Here’s how he does it.
  2. destructive criticism
    Damien Chazelle Says Studio Wanted Drummer Movie Whiplash to Have Less Drumming“He’s good at drumming. We get it.”
  3. the industry
    Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Star in La La LandCrazy, Stupid La La Land.
  4. chat room
    Miles Teller on Insurgent and Fantastic Four“I don’t want to play a character.”
  5. throwback monday
    See the Short Film That Would Become WhiplashJ.K. Simmons included. 
  6. infographics
    The Oscar Best Picture Nominees As Pie ChartsHow much of Boyhood is mansplaining? How much of Theory of Everything is Lost? And more.
  7. ‘SNL’ Review: Finding the Rhythm with J.K. SimmonsFrom the very beginning, Saturday Night Live was considered “a writer’s show.” While other variety shows from SNL’s early years, like SCTV and […]
  8. oscars
    Selma Was Robbed, and Other Unforgivable Oscar CrimesDavid Oyelowo gave the best male performance of the year.
  9. try again
    Whiplash Is Facing Some Oscar Nomination DramaIs it an original screenplay or an adapted screenplay?
  10. awards season
    Boyhood, Nightcrawler Nab Producers Guild NomsRecently, the PGA’s big winner went on to win Best Picture.
  11. the toughest scene i wrote
    Toughest Scene I Wrote: On Whiplash’s 1st SceneWriter-director Damien Chazelle explains, “If the opening moments didn’t land, I was in trouble.”
  12. The 11 Best Movies of 2014David Edelstein’s picks.
  13. film
    American Film Institute’s Best Films of the Year Goes to 11The Institute honored Selma, Into the Woods, and Boyhood, among others.
  14. movie review
    Miles Teller Pounds the Skins, and Takes a Beating, in WhiplashThe title is dead-on.
  15. ask an expert
    Ask a Juilliard Professor: How Real Is Whiplash?“If Wynton Marsalis, who’s my boss here at Juilliard, did that, he’d be thrown out.”
  16. chat room
    Oscar Front-runner J.K. Simmons on His Fearsome Whiplash CharacterAnd some of the subtext you might not have picked up on.
  17. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Brad Pitt and His Boys Take On Awards SeasonFind out who’s up and who’s down this week.
  18. chat room
    Miles Teller on Whiplash, Pushing Himself, and Fantastic Four“I’ve had directors who think they need to do tricks and manipulate you. I don’t work that way.”
  19. party chat
    Miles Teller Promises a Much More Realistic Fantastic Four“We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing.”
  20. Inside Whiplash, ‘Review,’ and ‘SNL’ with Leo AllenTwo decades into his comedy career, Leo Allen is both the host of one of New York’s most popular standup shows (Whiplash) and a busy writer […]
  21. trailer mix
    Whiplash Trailer Is Very Intense for a Movie About Jazz DrummingIt won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
  22. Sheng Wang on New York and San Francisco’s Standup ScenesOver a decade into his standup career, Sheng Wang has amassed a list of credits that includes Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Totally Biased with […]
  23. Eugene Mirman on The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and WhiteHouse.Gov […]Eugene Mirman is a master of incorporating his absurd humor into places you wouldn’t expect to find it. Whether he’s making silly […]
  24. Carmen Lynch on Translating Comedy from English to Spanish and an […]New York-based comedian Carmen Lynch didn’t come to the city planning to do standup, but she’s been at it for more than a decade. She’s […]
  25. Jared Logan on Playing a Big Weirdo on His Web Series and Doing Standup in […]New York-based standup Jared Logan is keeping awfully busy these days. He recently recorded his debut album in Nashville, released his new web […]
  26. Sean Patton on the Country’s Thriving Local Comedy LandscapeSean Patton is at a point in his career that every rising comic eventually reaches: expanding his act for his first one-hour special. This […]
  27. Come See Some of Our Very Favorite Comedians at The Bell House Tomorrow […]Tomorrow night, we’ll be celebrating the release of our standup film A Night at Whiplash by hosting a show with our pals at Whiplash at The […]
  28. Come Celebrate the Release of ‘A Night at Whiplash’ This Friday with an […]We’re celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon […]
  29. Michael Che on How Confusing Pinpointing Racism Can Be In this clip from A Night at Whiplash, former SNL writer and newest Daily Show correspondent Michael Che talks about how hard it can be […]
  30. Janeane Garofalo on Her Influence, Bombing, and Having No Web PresenceIn comedy, Janeane Garofalo is a living legend. One of the breakout stars of the alt comedy of the 1990s, she went on to an eclectic […]
  31. This Week in Comedy: HBO Is Developing a Show Created by and Starring Bill […] In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -After the SNL season 39 finale, we created a bunch of […]
  32. Eugene Mirman Talks About the Most Awkward Time He Was Recognized in Public Here’s a clip from A Night at Whiplash in which Eugene Mirman tells a story of being recognized in Guitar Center. It gets a little […]
  33. The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York’s Best and Most Influential […]“Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency,” says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of […]
  34. exclusive
    Exclusive: Watch a Scene From Fest Fave WhiplashThe Best Supporting Actor campaign for J.K. Simmons begins here.
  35. Announcing Splitsider’s New Standup Film, ‘A Night at Whiplash’ I’m very happy to announce Splitsider Presents’ second release, a new standup film called A Night at Whiplash. Whiplash is a weekly standup […]
  36. movies
    Miles Teller on Awkward, Fame, and Efron“I’m so glad you didn’t call it a bromantic comedy.”
  37. sundance 2014
    Whiplash Leads the Sundance AwardsThe jazz-drumming psychological thriller won the Audience Award and the top Dramatic prize. Your full list of winners follow.
  38. chat room
    Miles Teller on His Sundance Favorite, Whiplash “Last time I talked to [Shailene Woodley], she had one suitcase. She’d given away all her clothes and she was couch-surfing.”
  39. sundance 2014
    Whiplash Is the Sundance Film Festival’s Strongest Opener in YearsThe film festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
  40. toys
    The Comeback Is Complete: Mickey Rourke Has His Own Action Figure NowAnd it is awesome.