Saturday, October 25, 2014
i've been dying to see this after viewing the trailer. i was surprised that the theatre was pretty full considering it's a pretty intense little film against a landscape of bigger budget blockbusters (ie. gone girl, ouija). i'm happy this smaller film is getting seats filled.
this film is a doozy. miles teller matches the acting caliber of j.k. simmons in this psychological push and pull between teacher and student. i've been a fan of teller from his work in the spectacular now, and yes the awkward moment. he isn't a pretty boy, but the boy can act. simmons is probably guaranteed an oscar nomination and hoping teller gets one too. one of the best films i've seen this year and hoping it doesn't get lost in the holiday onslaught of oscar-pushed films.