Kill Your Darlings (2013) – Review

Directed by John Krokidas, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, Kill Your Darlings tells the real life story of Allen Ginsberg in the 1940s, who would later become of the great poets.

Taking on a rather psychedelic approach, Kill Your Darlings achieved the certain cinematography and storyboard needed to portray the eccentric and lively characters in the film. Saying that, at times I was a bit confused as to what was going on and what the characters’ motives actually were. For example, whether or not Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) actually felt a romantic connection to Allen (Daniel Radcliffe) but I suppose nobody will ever find that out. Saying that, the close connection between Lucien and Allen was fun to watch and romantic or not, they did care for one another and enjoyed spending their hours discovering and reshaping literature. A great pairing between DeHaan and Radcliffe.

Speaking of Radcliffe, Daniel seriously was born to act and roles like that of Allen Ginsberg prove it. His genuine and sincere approach to the role of Allen Ginsberg would not doubt be received acceptable from the actual Allen Ginsberg.