Sunday, January 20, 2013

First reviews of Kill Your Darlings from Sundance

Over the last year we've mentioned an upcoming film, Kill Your Darlings, which centers on the murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr. As our readers know, Jack Kerouac helped Carr cover up the crime and paid an interesting price for it. Jack wrote about this event in a couple of books, most notably And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, which he co-authored with William S. Burroughs.

Click here for an early, and fairly positive, review by The Guardian, and here for a rave review on Click here for The Hollywood Reporter's take on the film, and here for a review by The Independent.

Reviewers agree that the acting was stellar, especially Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg and Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr.

I think Jack Huston (of HBO's Boardwalk Empire) may have been a really good choice to play Jack Kerouac. We'll see.

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