Kill Your Darlings

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.


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  • ★★★★ review by noah on Letterboxd

    Gay poets and murder

  • ★★★½ review by shahbakht on Letterboxd

    Dane DeHaan. This kid has a bright future, if he keeps making good choices. I didn't think anything could make me want to see The Amazing Spider Man 2, but now I am looking forward to it due to DeHaan's presence.

    Anywho, he is not the only star of the movie. A rendition of the origins of Beat Era, this has a who's who of literary names: Allen Ginsberg (who takes the centre stage here with a tremendous performance from Daniel Radcliffe, who is turning out to be quite good) and the ever reliable Ben Foster (William S. Burroughs) and Jack Huston (Jack Kerouac).

    An anti-establishment, no holds barred, opposite of Dead Poets Society look at poetry, and literature. How it effects people who write it, how it influences them, etc. I love literature but I have not nearly read enough to grasp the full extent of the impact of these rebels, but I do see what it meant for them. Breaking barriers, through words, the only way they know how to, and in that way they started a revolution.

  • ★★★½ review by Freddy Thornton on Letterboxd

    gay poets society

  • ★★★★★ review by andy on Letterboxd

    this is like literally the social network for people who like beat poets. i'm not going to go into detail about that. if you get it you get it. if you don't get it i hope you will one day

  • ★★★★ review by jose on Letterboxd

    if I was in their threesome, I want to be killed

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