Very impressed by the new movie Whiplash, about a likable young jazz drummer who wants to be great, and his hard-driving teacher. Tight and evenly paced, great story-telling, great acting and script. If you like jazz or drumming, you'll be pleased with the excellent jazz and drumming scenes. Satisfying, inspiring ending.
In contrast, I found the highly-rated Nightcrawler movie a little punishing - felt like those famous 1970's movies like where you don't like the main character much but the movie drags you through 2 hours of their interesting slightly-off life. I felt a little dirty and uncomfortable with modernity by the end. Yes, this was a great film, but not the kind I actually want to see on a Friday night after a long week of work.