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Critics are praising John Krokidas' "Kill Your Darlings," starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg. The film, which is edgier and more engaging than Walter Salles' faithfully literary "On the Road," is being called an unusually successful portrait of the Beat generation, "a genuine attempt to source the beginning of America's first true literary counterculture." Sundance buyers are circling cautiously as they do not want to overpay, even if they believe the film is more commercial than disappointing "On the Road," which was hurt by intense year-end competition. Below, review snippets and highlights from Radcliffe's recent interview with Esquire. From Esquire interview: Radcliffe on playing Ginsberg: "Someone asked me if it was intimidating to play the Beats, and it is intimidating, but it’s not daunting if you stop thinking of them as the Beats, and think of them as people going on a very »


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