Movie Diary 8/26/2013

The World’s End (Edgar Wright, 2013). Smartly paced, ingeniously structured, gloriously played – it’s hard to think of a knock against this lark, except to say it doesn’t match the heights of Shaun of the Dead. In a non-showy way, the movie also exhibits a wonderful sense of place: Newton Haven is as neatly evoked as the small town of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Kill Your Darlings (John Krokidas, 2013). Before they were Beat: A real-life (actually real-death) incident involving Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs, when they were at Columbia and the war was still on. Always tough to get the Famous People thing to work, although the cast is excellent: Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall. (full review 10/?)


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