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Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

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BEST FILMS OF 2013
5) KILL YOUR DARLINGS
By far, the most beautiful, yet tragic love story of the year, Kill Your Darlings reveals the formative experiences of the Beat Generation.  With great energy, passion, and style, director John Krokidas brings us into the frustrations and dreams of these young men.  Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg wonderfully conveys the transformation of Ginsberg from a dutiful son to a rebellious writer.  Dane DeHaan as the charismatic Lucien Carr manages to betray and belittle everyone he loves, while holding our loyalty and love for the character.  DeHaan and Radcliffe have tremendous chemistry, making their inability to be together heartbreaking for the audience.  With fantastic costumes, music, and construction, Kill Your Darlings explores the joys and pains of discovering your voice. 

BEST FILMS OF 2013

5) KILL YOUR DARLINGS

By far, the most beautiful, yet tragic love story of the year, Kill Your Darlings reveals the formative experiences of the Beat Generation.  With great energy, passion, and style, director John Krokidas brings us into the frustrations and dreams of these young men.  Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg wonderfully conveys the transformation of Ginsberg from a dutiful son to a rebellious writer.  Dane DeHaan as the charismatic Lucien Carr manages to betray and belittle everyone he loves, while holding our loyalty and love for the character.  DeHaan and Radcliffe have tremendous chemistry, making their inability to be together heartbreaking for the audience.  With fantastic costumes, music, and construction, Kill Your Darlings explores the joys and pains of discovering your voice. 

'Kill Your Darlings' First reactions

Walking out of the screening for ‘Kill Your Darlings’ I felt as though I had reached the summit of all my ambition.  I have here on this blog, other social media sites, and in life been writing and obsessing about this film for over 2 years.  I’ve seen every clandestine and official photo of the production.  I’ve read every interview and news piece after every premiere from Sundance to Toronto.  And yet this film was a complete surprise to me.  It’s a blaring, beautiful jolt of filmmaking.  Seeing Daniel Radcliffe, who is so familiar to me from HP, in this role was astonishing. As Allen Ginsberg, Radcliffe takes us on a journey from a loyal son torn between his family and his ambitions, to a rebellious artist.  I would definitely see it again in theaters and I’m looking forward to getting the soundtrack.  Hopefully I’ll put up a full review soon.  

From Child Actor To Artist: Radcliffe Reflects On Post-Potter Life →

Great interview with Daniel Radcliffe on his new roles in “Kill Your Darlings’ and ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’

I’ve seen the first few episodes of the show and can assure you it’s hilarious.  Check it out on Ovation.

I’m seeing ‘Kill Your Darlings’ tonight.  Excited to see what Radcliffe does with the role. 

Does it get any better than this?

Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Hiddleston, and Colin Firth at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

Daniel Radcliffe has THREE films showing at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Kill Your Darlings continues its route through festivals, showing in Venice earlier this week, before it opens in October.  Comedy The F Word co-stars Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver.  And Horns, which well, features Radcliffe in menacing horns.  So much DanRad to look forward to this fall/winter.

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Kill Your Darlings Trailer


Radcliffe, Dehaan and Olsen in another of this string of Beat films. It opens on October 18th in the US. 

New Trailer for ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Fall 2013 Preview: Most Anticipated Fall Movies

5) KILL YOUR DARLINGS (October 18)

Dir: John Krokidas

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg in a story of creativity, desire, obsession, and murder that forged and fascinated the key players of the Beat Generation.  Radcliffe’s transformation is impressive in the fast-paced trailer and the supporting cast includes Hollywood’s best young talent: Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, & Jack Huston).  Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jennifer Jason Leigh round out this fascinating cast.  

Daniel Radcliffe at Venice International Film Festival for ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Premiere.

Looking sharp

New Kill Your Darlings photos featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan

It’s finally here, in full.  Trailer for ‘Kill Your Darlings’ starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, and Michael C. Hall.  Looks brilliant.  I’m beyond excited.

Opens this fall.

New official poster for Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan

New official poster for Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan

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