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Lenny Bruce Movie: Dustin Hoffman Miscast & Valerie Perrine Outstanding in Timid Biopic

Lenny Bruce: Dustin Hoffman in the 1974 Bob Fosse movie. Lenny Bruce movie review: Polemical stand-up comedian merited less timid biopic Bob Fosse's 1974 biopic Lenny has two chief assets: the ever relevant free speech issues it raises and the riveting presence of Valerie Perrine. The film itself, however, is only sporadically thought-provoking or emotionally gripping; in fact, Lenny is a major artistic letdown, considering all the talent involved and the fertile material at hand. After all, much more should have come out of a joint effort between director Fosse, fresh off his Academy Award win for Cabaret; playwright-screenwriter Julian Barry, whose stage version of Lenny earned Cliff Gorman a Tony Award; two-time Best Actor Oscar nominee Dustin Hoffman (The […]


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Lenny Bruce Movie: Dustin Hoffman Miscast & Valerie Perrine Outstanding in Timid Biopic



Daniel Radcliffe: 'Kill Your Darlings' Gay Sex Scene to 'Startle' Fans

Daniel Radcliffe: Gay sex scene in 'Kill Your Darlings' will 'startle' fans (image: Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in 'Kill Your Darlings') Daniel Radcliffe, 24, has survived Harry Potter. Last year, he starred in the horror thriller The Woman in Black, a major sleeper hit in the United Kingdom and a moderate one in several other countries, including the United States and Mexico. Radcliffe's next release is the John Krokidas-directed drama Kill Your Darlings, in which the (former) bespectacled Harry Potter plays bespectacled gay poet Allen Ginsberg – whose sexually daring poem “Howl” resulted in charges of obscenity in 1957. And of course, when it came to gay sex, Ginsberg did more than just write poems. And that's where Daniel […]


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Daniel Radcliffe: 'Kill Your Darlings' Gay Sex Scene to 'Startle' Fans



Daniel Radcliffe 'Kill Your Darlings': Gay Poet Allen Ginsberg at Sundance Film Festival

Daniel Radcliffe 'Kill Your Darlings,' Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, and producer Stephenie Meyer: Sundance 2013 movies (image: 'Kill Your Darlings' Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg.) Beasts of the Southern Wild, Keep the Lights On, Middle of Nowhere, Safety Not Guaranteed, Smashed, The Sessions (then known as “The Surrogate”), How to Survive a Plague, The Invisible War, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present are all 2013 awards season contenders. All of these titles have been nominated for the Gotham Awards and/or the Spirit Awards, and will likely pop up again in the coming weeks, as North American critics, guilds, and academies start announcing their nominees and/or winners. Now, what do all of the above movies have in common besides their […]


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Daniel Radcliffe 'Kill Your Darlings': Gay Poet Allen Ginsberg at Sundance Film Festival