Kill Your Darlings Reviews
The project attracted one of the most acclaimed independent film casts of all time, featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Jack Huston, and David Cross.
The prevailing motif throughout the film focuses on the cyclical nature of art as well as life. With this in mind, Krokidas lays out a non-traditional plot structure that begins at the end of this true tale, jumps back in time, and as the movie unfolds, eventually circles back on itself.
The final result is a showcase of great performances paired with an equally striking aesthetic. Krokidas' unique blend of camera movement, sound design, graphics, and occasional distortion of time is a rarity among small-budget productions helmed by a debut filmmaker, making this gem that much more impressive.
Direction could be considered heteronotonous. It wasn't consistent. There was music in the background towards the ending and not at the beginning.
Acting was great, hands down there.
Not all characters were defined well but the important ones were greatly gutfull.
Decently acted by DeHaan and Radcliffe, who have a gay tryst scene, but the talky, unemotional relationship and lackluster handling of the story is simply boring.
Attempting to be a bit too high brow for its own good, and it shows, sadly.