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Kill Your Darlings - International Trailer And Clips


Kill Your Darlings is the previously untold story of friendship, jealousy, genius and murder that sparked the literary revolution of the 1940's. Kill Your Darlings follows the story of: Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, the four great poets of the Beat Generation and how they were all implicated by the brutal murder of David Kamerer. 

Allen Ginsberg must decide whether to use his literary skills to clear his friends name or to reveal what he believes to be the truth in this biographical thriller. 

Based on true events, Kill Your Darlings has been nominated for the Grandy Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and is the directorial debut from John Krokidas winner of the 'Director to Watch' at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival. 

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Allen Ginsberg is a Beat Generation writer, with no idea that his venture to New York to attend Columbia University will hold more than just a promising future career-wise. It's there that he meets Lucien Carr; a slightly unhinged but ambitious, intelligent and extremely good looking fellow student who enjoys wild partying with his wealthy friend  William Burroughs and, later, Jack Kerouac. As Allen and Lucien become closer, the latter's much older friend - a professor named David Kammerer - becomes increasingly jealous, threatening Allen who discovers that he has been following Lucien from city to city over a few years. Although Allen insists that they must find a way to prevent this incessant stalking, he is deeply shocked when David's body is discovered in the Hudson River, with Lucien held as prime suspect for stabbing him to death. Allen now faces a dilemma; to either use his skills in writing to make sure his friend is liberated, or reveal what he now believes is the truth to all.

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Kiss Me Guido Review


Weak
The tagline of this movie, and I'm not making this up, is this: "When he answered the ad for a roommate he thought that 'GWM' meant... 'Guy With Money?'" They printed that on hundreds -- nay, thousands of posters. That's supposed to get you to want to watch this movie. That's supposed to make you laugh. Sadly, the rest of Kiss Me Guido is as dumb as its tagline. Essentially this is an "I didn't know my new roommate was super-gay!" story, a plot so thin it couldn't even carry a half-hour sitcom. Sadly, the rest of the movie is no more memorable, so this is one you should probably forget.

The Misadventures Of Margaret Review


Weak
Based on the poorly-reviewed novel Rameau's Niece, The Misadventures of Margaret is the rather perplexing and pointless tale of a clueless writer (Parker Posey) and her abortive attempts at love. Posey and her fantasy creations are cute, but little more. She's too indecisive to be a Meg Ryan, too stupid to be a Carrie Bradshaw. Whatever.

Grief Review


Weak
Horrible production values and some of the most stilted acting I've ever seen pretty much sink Grief completely -- and that's in the first two minutes, before we even get to the opening credits. The next 79 minutes don't offer much else in the way of memorable filmmaking, plot, or performance, either.

Bonus points for putting a few capable actors like Illeana Douglas and Lucy Gutteridge (who hasn't made a film since) in the mix, but it would've been much brighter to craft a movie around someone like one of them instead of the talent-free drag queen Kent Fuher (channeling Divine). Oh, the story? It's all about the high drama on the set of The Love Judge, a tawdry court-based soap opera, complete with office romances, authority issues, and copier trouble. When boss Jo (Fuher) announces she's moving abroad, there's a power grab for her job. But the bulk of the story concerns gay writer Mark (Craig Chester), who's distraught over work and home life and threatening to jump off the building when he's not providing "witty" voice-over for the movie.

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