KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Director: John Krokidas
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Jack Huston, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Daniel Radcliffe goes from one literary world to another as he dons some nifty glasses and curls to play beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The directorial debut by John Krokidas brings forth the story of some of the best poets of the beat generation: Ginsberg, Lucien Carr (DeHaan), William Burroughs (Foster), and Jack Kerouac (Huston) and the murder that forever changed their lives.
Kill Your Darlings has an had some screenings at the Sundance, Venice, and Toronto Film Festivals and received mixed to positive reviews. The critics all seem to praise the film’s performances including Radcliffe and DeHaan. Radcliffe is shedding that wholesome Harry Potter image with numerous roles in 2013 withHorns and The F Word also being released this fall. I have been paying a lot of attention to the work of Dane DeHaan lately after his roles in last year’s Chronicle and this year’s hit The Place Beyond the Pines. “Six Feet Under” vets Michael C. Hall and Ben Foster also appear, which excites me even more as “Six Feet Under” is one of the best shows to have ever graced the world of television. Whether or not the film receives a positive reaction from theater goers, hopefully it will open up a new generation to the works of Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Burroughs.
OPENING IN LIMITED RELEASE: October 18, 2013