Kill Your Darlings | Film review – Daniel Radcliffe dares all as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in startling biopic


Post-Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe continues to prove his daring and ambition as an actor with his leading role as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, a startling biopic exploring a shocking but little known episode from the writer’s early life. Set in 1944 New York, when Ginsberg was a freshman student at Colombia University, the film charts his friendships with fellow writers William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, but the heart of the story is his relationship with Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), the charismatic but unstable fellow student to whom Ginsberg would later dedicate his most famous poem, Howl.


Certificate 15. Runtime 104 mins. Director John Krokidas.


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