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Rated R · 95 min. · 2013

Drama, Romance

In 1944, as the writers who became the Beat Generation were getting acquainted around Columbia University, a lurid killing occurred that would mark them deeply. It's epic material, but director John Krokidas and co-writer Austin Bunn shy away from the edgier personalities, opting to tell the story from the safe distance of a wide-eyed innocent, Allen Ginsberg. A miscast Daniel Radcliffe gets top billing as Ginsberg, but Dane DeHaan gets the flashy moves as the brilliant, now-obscure Lucien Carr.

See our full review: The lurid murder that shaped the Beat Generation in <i>Kill Your Darlings</i>

The lurid murder that shaped the Beat Generation in Kill Your Darlings

In 1943–44, while the war in Europe was entering its endgame, several young men on the campus of Columbia University were developing the sensibility that would define the Beat Generation. »

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Director: John Krokidas
Writer: John Krokidas and Austin Bunn
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen and Kyra Sedgwick

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