Kill Your Darlings ★½

Insufferable. Radcliffe gives an excellent performance, but everyone else is playing parodies of characters of ideas. Which is basically what this film is: instead of trying to tell an honest story about human beings, it's trying to dazzle us with the ideas of these people, summed up in insipid sound bites and delivered -- especially by the appalling Dane DeHaan -- with the conviction and diction of a high school sophomore. There's some lovely photography here, some interesting uses of flashback, and a criminally underused Elizabeth Olsen, but the film derails within the first five minutes and never recovers.