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Review: ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Having grown up on screen in the Harry Potter series, Daniel Radcliffe is showing absolutely no signs of an awkward transition to big-boy, non-wizard roles. He’s doing it mostly through a combination of extremely serious stage work and independent films, a smart way to make people forget you spent 10 years with a lightning bolt tattooed on your forehead.

Ben Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Latest example: Kill Your Darlings, an account of a dire episode that overlapped with the birth of the Beat movement in literature. Years before anybody’d heard of Allen Ginsberg or Jack Kerouac or William S. Burroughs, those writers were on the periphery of a 1944 murder. Their college friend Lucien Carr killed a man, David Kammerer, who had been stalking Carr; Burroughs and Kerouac were briefly arrested as accessories after the fact.

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